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Black College Fund Overview


March 2, 2017

What The Black College Fund Is  Education continues to be the great equalizer in our society, and for almost 150 years, having an educated laity and clergy has been important and critical to the future of The United Methodist Church, and to the future of our world. The Black College Fund is an important tool

New Academic Theological Colloquy Website Launches


February 28, 2017

The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) and the Association of United Methodist Theological Schools (AUMTS) announced the launch of a new website focused on the academic theological colloquy, “The Unity of the Church and Human Sexuality: Toward a Faithful United Methodist Witness.” The event will take place March 10-12, 2017, at the

GBHEM Publishing Office Releases New Book That Tells the Story of Henry Foxall


February 23, 2017

The Publishing Office of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) announces the release of a new book, “Henry Foxall: Methodist, Industrialist, American.” The biography shares the compelling life, story and impact of Foxall on both a church and state in a country that enshrines their separation. Author, Jane B. Donovan recounts Foxall’s

John Wells to Serve as Emory & Henry College Provost


February 22, 2017

Dr. John Wells has been named provost for Emory & Henry College. He has served as associate general secretary for the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry’s Division of Higher Education (GBHEM) since 2016. “We are grateful for John’s leadership and we look forward to our continued relationship in his new role. His wide

GBHEM Partners with Discipleship Ministries on International Scholarships


February 21, 2017

The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) and Discipleship Ministries, two agencies of The United Methodist Church, have teamed up to host a joint online scholarship application process for international students. Amos Nascimento, associate general secretary of global education at GBHEM, and Michael Ratliff, associate general secretary of Young People’s Ministries (YPM) at

Ethnic In-Service Training Grant Applications Open Through March 1


February 7, 2017

The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) opened grant applications for initiatives and programming designed to recruit, train and retain ethnically diverse United Methodists in leadership positions in every level of the church and its ministries. The Ethnic In-Service Training Grant (EIST) awards up to $10,000 for innovative minority training programs; the application

The University Senate Announces New Members


February 2, 2017

The University Senate convened in late January for the first of its two annual meetings. The meeting marked the first for 13 new senators who were elected to the University Senate for the 2017-2020 quadrennium. The new senators include:  Dennis Carroll, Provost, High Point University Cathy Cox, President, Young Harris College Barton D. Darrell, President,

GBHEM Celebrates Women of Color Scholarship Program Graduate


January 26, 2017

The Office of Loans and Scholarships at the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) recently recognized Dr. Kimberly Russaw, who became the 41st Women of Color graduate when she received a Doctor of Philosophy in religion with a focus in Hebrew Bible and ancient Israel from Vanderbilt University in 2016.   A four-year commitment

Rebeck Elected Vice President of Diakonia of the Americas and Caribbean


January 25, 2017

Rev. Victoria Rebeck, director of Deacon Ministry Development and Provisional Membership, Division of Ordained Ministry at the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) was elected vice president of the Diakonia of the Americas and Caribbean (DOTAC). The new officers were selected by the central committee and will begin their term’s in July 2017.

2017 Lina H. McCord Summer Interns Welcomed


January 24, 2017

The Lina H. McCord program welcomes eight students from United Methodist-related historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) to serve as its 2017 summer interns. The summer intern program, sponsored by the Black College Fund (BCF), a ministry of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM), follows a model of communication and interaction that