Emory's Candler School of Theology Invites Public to Centennial Celebration

10/16/2014

Luther E. Smith Jr., professor of church and community emeritus at Candler, will deliver the centennial convocation address Oct. 24 at Emory's Candler School of Theology.

Emory University's Candler School of Theology invites the public to take part in the official commemoration of the school's 100th anniversary with a centennial convocation on Friday, Oct. 24 at 10:30 a.m. at Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church on the Emory University campus.

Luther E. Smith Jr., professor emeritus of church and community at Candler, will deliver the convocation address, entitled "Since We Are Surrounded."

The celebration will focus on the school's heritage, with the convocation highlighting Candler's historic significance within and to the larger Atlanta community over the last century. Church, university and city dignitaries will offer words of greeting and congratulations to the Candler and Emory communities.

Jan Love, dean of Candler, will recognize 56 individuals selected as Centennial Medalists for their extraordinary service to the school, the church, and society over the past 100 years. The recipients, both living and posthumous, include Candler administrators, faculty, alumni and supporters.

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