The General Theological Seminary to award honorary degree to Bishop DeDe
The General Theological Seminary has announced the next recipients of its Doctor of Divinity degree, honoris causa, to be conferred at the 195th Commencement ceremonies on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. The Rt. Rev. Dr. DeDe Duncan-Probe, Bishop of Central New York, will receive the degree along with the Rev. Barbara Cawthorne Crafton, the Rt. Rev. Griselda Delgado Del Carpio, and Mr. Herb Thomas.
“Honorary doctorates of divinity (DD) include individuals who are called into the special ministry of leadership within the episcopacy, priestly service, and laity alike,” said The Very Rev. Kurt H. Dunkle, Dean and President of The General Theological Seminary. “The DD recognizes the special charism of study, teaching and ecclesial leadership unique to a church leader.”
Bishop DeDe commented: “As a graduate of The General Theological Seminary I remember my time there fondly, and I am grateful to the institution for this honor. I look forward to the privilege of spending time with this year’s graduates, the leaders and scholars who have helped to form them, and my fellow honorees.”