Summer/Fall 2002
Volume 7 Number 1








William H. Gray III (’70M) was the recipient of the Robert F. Drinan S.J. Award from the Philadelphia-area chapter of the Boston College Law School Alumni Association in January. Gray, president of the United Negro College Fund, former U.S. congressman, and pastor of Bright Hope Baptist Church in Philadelphia, is the third recipient of this award, given to a person who has demonstrated courageous leadership on behalf of social justice and civil liberties issues, including quality education.

Nancy De Vries (’78B) was recently honored with the Outstanding Professor Award by the Student Government Association at Colgate University, where she is university chaplain, lecturer in religion, and pastor of University Church. The award recognizes her outstanding mentorship in and outside the classroom.

James Wellman’s (’84B) book The Gold Coast Church and the Ghetto: Christ and Culture in Mainline Protestantism (Illinois, 1999) won the 2001 Francis Makemie Award from the Presbyterian Historical Society for best book in Reformed/Presbyterian history. He was recently appointed assistant professor of Western Christian traditions in the comparative religion program in the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington. Before that, he served as an interim associate pastor at Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church, which he and his family still attend and where he continues to teach adult education and preach occasionally.