Gammon Theological Seminary, the United Methodist constituent seminary at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, has received a $100,000 gift to strengthen the institution’s scholarship aid to students.
The Honorable Charles R. Stith, former Ambassador to Tanzania under the Clinton Administration, and a 1975 graduate of Gammon, recently visited with Gammon’s President, Dr. Albert Mosley, and heard of the many positive ways this historic institution continues to influence the community. In particular, Dr. Mosley made Ambassador Stith aware of Gammon’s Racial Justice Institute, a newly initiated summer-long program that examines systemic issues related to healthcare reform, immigration policy, housing fairness, etc.) and the institution’s recent Voter Registration/Voter Education Campaign throughout the Atlanta University Center.
Stith indicated how incredibly pleased he was with Gammon’s increased enrollment and with Gammon’s involvement in the socio-political arena, thereby living up to its historic moniker the “School of the Prophets.”
Stith, who is the founding director of the African Presidential Archives and Research Center at Boston University, presented Dr. Mosley with an initial check of $10,000 towards the total $100,000 gift.
Stith recalls with fondness his days as a student at Gammon, and in particular the influence that Gammon’s former President Dr. Major Jones had on his personal and ministerial development. In his own words, Stith sees this gift as a way of “paying it forward,” making sure that future generations of Gammon students will receive the level of support he received during his time at the institution.