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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

GBHEM Announces Staff Appointments


January 19, 2017

Charles Ray Bailey (retired) has been promoted from associate general secretary of administration and operations to deputy general secretary. In this role, Bailey will serve as principle advisor and assistant to the general secretary in the execution of GBHEM’s service to The United Methodist Church (UMC). He will direct the daily operations of the Office

GBHEM Issues Call for Papers at the Academic Theological Colloquy


January 17, 2017

Planning is well underway for the academic theological colloquy co-hosted by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) and the Association of United Methodist Theological Schools (AUMTS), in support from the Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church (COB). Titled, “The Unity of the Church and Human Sexuality: Toward a Faithful United

GBHEM Provides a Resource for College Campuses in Divided Times


January 17, 2017

The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) created a new online resource for higher education administrators, chaplains and affiliated campus ministers to engage effectively with student efforts around serving as faithful public witnesses. In the current social and political climate, it is vital that campuses are prepared to handle issues that may arise

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