William H. Gray III (’70M) was the recipient of the Robert F.
Drinan S.J. Award from the Philadelphia-area chapter of the Boston College
Law School Alumni Association in January. Gray, president of the
United Negro College Fund,
former U.S. congressman, and pastor of Bright Hope Baptist Church in
Philadelphia, is the third recipient of this award, given to a person who
has demonstrated courageous leadership on behalf of social justice and
civil liberties issues, including quality education.
Nancy De Vries
(’78B) was recently honored with the Outstanding Professor Award by
the Student Government Association at Colgate University, where she is
university chaplain, lecturer in religion, and pastor of University
Church. The award recognizes her outstanding mentorship in and outside the
James Wellman’s (’84B) book The Gold Coast Church and the
Ghetto: Christ and Culture in Mainline Protestantism (Illinois, 1999)
won the 2001 Francis Makemie Award from the Presbyterian Historical
Society for best book in Reformed/Presbyterian history. He was recently
appointed assistant professor of Western Christian traditions in the
comparative religion program in the Jackson School of International
Studies at the University of Washington. Before that, he served as an
interim associate pastor at Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church, which he and
his family still attend and where he continues to teach adult education
and preach occasionally.