It is such an exciting time to be a member of the PTS
Alumni/ae Council. I represent Region 3, which encompasses the State of
New Jersey. When I was elected, I wondered just what the role of this
group was and how the group influenced the Seminary.
past, the council has contributed to the growth and development of the
childcare center on campus and, most recently, to the expansion of
full-time counseling services on campus. Presently we are interested in
knowing more about the area of information technology and how the campus’s
expanding services in media and web technology can reach beyond the
student body to alumni/ae and others in the global community.
The council is discussing how alumni/ae might use the Seminary’s web site
and media resources. We are interested in knowing how graduates and
friends of the institution might link themselves more closely with
Princeton Seminary using information technology.
Kathy J. Nelson, 1980 (M.Div.), 1986 (Th.M.),
1992 (D.Min.), is the pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Dayton, New
Since September 11, we on the council have become more
aware of our need for connectedness and resourcing. It seems that many of
us went to the Seminary’s web site in hopes of gaining information about
how we could minister in the days following this national crisis. Our hope
is that through the resource of a developing, and hopefully
ever-expanding, web site, alumni/ae and others can benefit from the vast
theological resources and faculty support Princeton could offer through
the use of advanced information technology.
Those interested in sharing their thoughts about the use
of technology in the Seminary’s relationship with alumni/ae may contact me
at firstname.lastname@example.org .