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Three GTU doctoral students receive prestigious national fellowships

Michael S. Campos, Andrea E. Davidson and Carmen R. Lansdowne, doctoral students at Graduate Theological Union, have been selected to receive a 2010 Fund for Theological Education (FTE) Fellowship, a competitive national award. Both Campos and Lansdowne were recognized as 2010 North American Doctoral Fellows while Davidson received recognition as a 2010 Doctoral Fellow.

As FTE Fellows, Campos, Davidson and Lansdowne will receive stipends of up to $20,000 for expenses from FTE, an ecumenical nonprofit organization that advocates for excellence and diversity in pastoral ministry and theological scholarship.

FTE supports rising scholars from underrepresented racial/ethnic groups who plan to teach religion, theology and biblical studies in theological schools and universities. “The pace of change to a pluralistic society adds a sense of urgency to this work of developing diverse educators to teach, lead and serve diverse communities,” said Dr. Sharon Watson Fluker, FTE Vice President for Doctoral Programs and Administration.