Theologian To Speak at Carpenter Society Induction

March 28, 2002

Reginald H. Fuller, noted author, theologian, and Episcopal priest, will speak at The Carpenter Society induction of new members at Mary Baldwin University in Staunton. The ceremony will be Sunday, April 7, at 5 p.m. in Miller Chapel.

After the successful completion of two years and all requirements in the Carpenter Quest program, students are inducted into the Carpenter Society. The Carpenter Society serves as an advisory board and provides mentors for other students.

Fuller, author and co-author of more than a dozen books, earned a bachelor of arts from Cambridge and was ordained a priest in June 1941 by the bishop of Derby. During the 1940s, he served several parishes in England and was a lecturer at Queens College in Birmingham, England, and at Birmingham University. Fuller was professor of theology at St. David’s College in Lampeter, Wales; professor of New Testament literature and language at Seabury-Western Theological Seminary; Baldwin professor of sacred literature at Union Theological Seminary in New York; and Molly Laird Downs professor of New Testament at Virginia Theological Seminary.

Mary Baldwin University, with a main campus in Staunton, Virginia, and five regional centers, excels in providing leadership training, character development, and career preparation with a strong academic foundation. A multi-faceted liberal arts college, Mary Baldwin offers three residential programs for women – the Traditional Program for Women, the Program for the Exceptionally Gifted, and the Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership – as well as coeducational, nonresidential bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. Mary Baldwin offers the B.A. and/or the B.S. in 32 majors, the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) with K-8 emphasis, the Master of Letters (M.Litt.) and Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature in Performance, and post-graduate teaching licensure (PGTL). The oldest women’s college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church U.S.A., Mary Baldwin was founded in 1842 and was the first women’s college to be granted a circle of the national leadership honor society Omicron Delta Kappa. It is one of only 262 colleges and universities to shelter a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa honor society.

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