DEVOTED CRCDS FRIEND, JEAN BARTLETT, PASSES AWAY

Ms. Jean Bartlett, devoted friend of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School and wife of former CRCDS president Rev. Gene E. Bartlett, passed away suddenly on Friday, March 27th at the age of 97.

Jean was a presence at CRCDS for over 50 years, first arriving on the Hill with her late husband in 1960. In addition to the invaluable contributions she made to the CRCDS community and its students during her husband’s tenure, Jean was a faithful presence at all CRCDS gatherings, so much so that no gathering was complete unless Jean was there. Her life, grace and spirit are intertwined with the school and its long legacy and we continue to thank God for the gift of her life and friendship.

A memorial service for Jean will be held on April 18th at 10:00 a.m. at Lake Avenue Baptist Church, Rochester, New York.

Gifts in Jean’s memory may be made to the Bartlett Scholarship Fund at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School or the Refugee Outreach Program at Lake Avenue Baptist Church. To donate to the Bartlett Scholarship Fund, click here or contact Lisa Bors at 585-340-9647 or lbors@crcds.edu. To donate to the Refugee Outreach Program, contact the Outreach Coordinator at 585-458-5765, ext. 304.

Please join us in our prayers for the Bartlett family and in our prayers of thanksgiving for the life of Jean Bartlett.

DR. MARVIN A. MCMICKLE JOINS ROCHESTER-MONROE ANTI-POVERTY INITIATIVE STEERING COMMITTEE

CRCDS President Dr. Marvin A. McMickle has joined the 19-member steering committee of the Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative in a comprehensive effort to eliminate poverty in Monroe County, New York. The committee includes local health and human services, academia, business, government and labor leaders, including Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks, Rochester Business Alliance Inc. CEO Robert Duffy, Assembly Majority Leader Joseph Morelle and Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren.

To read more about the Anti-Poverty Initiative, click here: https://www.uwrochester.org/RochesterAnti-PovertyInitiative.aspx

Other news articles include:  http://www.rbj.net/article.asp?aID=213414

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2015/03/24/areas-named-lead-poverty-initiative/70373448/

 

 

DR. SALLY DODGSON (CRCDS '84) AND REV. LAWRENCE HARGRAVE (CRCDS '00) AWARDED 2015 DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI/AE AWARD

Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015 CRCDS Distinguished Alumni/ae Award. Dr. Sally Dodgson (CRCDS '84) and Rev. Lawrence Hargrave (CRCDS '00) are this year's awardees and will be honored at the Distinguished Alumni/ae Banquet on Wednesday, April 8th at 5:30 p.m. on the CRCDS campus. The Banquet is open to the public. Tickets are $30 per person and may be purchased by calling (585) 340-9643 or by registering online at www.crcds.edu/spring-lecture-week/ (Members of the Classes of '65, '90 and '05 may attend free of charge).

The Distinguished Alumni/ae Award honors alumni/ae whose service to God, the church, CRCDS and the community is distinguished and worthy of accolade. Both Dr. Dodgson and Rev. Hargrave have served the church, CRCDS and their communities tirelessly and enthusiastically over the years. In addition to their individual ministries, both Dr. Dodgson and Rev. Hargrave have uniquely served CRCDS both as staff (Dr. Dodgson and Rev. Hargrave held positions in the Office for Institutional Advancement and Rev. Hargrave served as Special Assistant to the President) and as dedicated volunteers who have continually sought to support the good work of CRCDS and expand its reach and impact in the broader community.

Please join us in honoring Dr. Dodgson and Rev. Hargrave at the Distinguished Alumni/ae Banquet on April 8th and in celebrating the legacy of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School and the Baptist Missionary Training School.

CRCDS APPOINTS THREE NEW TRUSTEES

Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School announces the appointment of three new Board members for the 2014-2015 term: Rev. Dr. Michael J. Ford (CRCDS '12), Mr. Thomas G. Poole (CRCDS '77) and Rev. Cheryl L. Price, Ph.D. (CRCDS '85).

All three appointees bring significant, diverse and valuable skills to Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School's Governing Board of Trustees and will serve to strengthen the school's mission moving forward.

For a complete listing of CRCDS Governing and Life Trustees, please see:

http://www.crcds.edu/board-of-trustees/

REV. PAUL RAUSHENBUSH, HUFFINGTON POST'S EXECUTIVE RELIGION EDITOR, DELIVERS CRCDS COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS MAY 16TH

Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School is proud to announce its Baccalaureate and Commencement Exercises on Friday, May 15 and Saturday, May 16, 2015. Rev. Paul Raushenbush will deliver the Commencement address on Saturday, May 16th at the Third Presbyterian Church, 4 Meigs St., Rochester, NY at 10:00 a.m.

For a complete listing and schedule of events, please see: http://www.crcds.edu/2015-baccalaureate-and-commencement/

Rev. Paul RaushenbushFrom 2003-2011, Rev. Paul Raushenbush was the Associate Dean of Religious Life and the Chapel at Princeton University. He was the President of the Association Of College and University Religious Affairs (ACURA) from 2009-20011. An ordained American Baptist minister, Rev. Raushenbush speaks and preaches at colleges, churches and institutes around the country including The Chautauqua Institute, the Center for American Progress, the New America Foundation and the Aspen Institute.

Rev. Raushenbush is regularly invited to offer commentary on issues of religion and society on national television and radio. His current focus is on the interplay between religion and the internet. His first book, Teen Spirit: One World, Many Faiths (HCI) was released in the Fall of 2004. He is the editor of the 100th Anniversary edition of Walter Rauschenbusch's book, Christianity and the Social Crisis – In the 21st Century (HarperOne). He was the Co-Director of the Program on Religion, Diplomacy and International Relations at The Liechtenstein Institute on Self Determination at Princeton University.

Rev. Raushenbush is the great-grandson of Christian theologian and Baptist pastor Walter Rauschenbusch (1886 graduate of RochesterTheolgical Seminary, now CRCDS), and former Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court Louis Brandeis (1856-1941).