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Ph.D. students Elonda Clay and Cheryl Stewart Pero receive Fund for Theological Education Fellowships

Posted Sep 4, 2007

Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago students Elonda Clay and Cheryl Stewart Pero each received fellowships from the Fund for Theological Education (FTE) to support their studies. Both Clay and Stewart Pero are doctoral students.

Stewart Pero has received a Dissertation Award to help her successfully complete her dissertation and move towards a faculty position at a seminary or theological school. She is a biblical studies scholar in New Testament.

Clay, who received a doctoral fellowship for the 2006-07 academic year, has received a supplemental award. She is studying the use of technology in social activism and in the church. She came to LSTC because of the Zygon Center of Religion and Science.

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Kathleen D. Billman
Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Jan Boden
Director of Communications

The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago forms visionary leaders to bear witness to the good news of Jesus Christ. Its approximately 290 students come from all parts of the United States and from around the world to study in the masters level and advanced studies programs. Graduates become pastors, other church leaders, and university and seminary professors. LSTC is a seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and a member of the Association of Chicago Theological Schools, allowing students to cross-register among the 12 member seminaries and drawing on a wealth of ecumenical resources. LSTC enjoys a number of cooperative arrangements with the University of Chicago.

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