Brite Divinity School Begins Second Century of Transforming the World

August 27, 2015

Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth, Texas, welcomes its largest incoming class since 2006 as the school begins a second century of educating women and men to be agents of transformation in ministry, the academy, and public life.

Rev. Dr. Joretta Marshall, Executive Vice President and Dean, will deliver the convocation address, titled, “The Grit of Justice-Seeking Scholarship” on Tuesday, September 1, 2015, at 11am in the Robert Carr Chapel on the campus of Texas Christian University. Dean Marshall notes, “I am delighted to have this entering class fully engage Brite’s faculty, staff, and those students already at Brite. Together we promote the integration and transformation of scholarship, justice, and practice in varied ministries, in congregations and denominations, in communities, and in the world. I look forward to seeing how fresh visions for communities of justice will take shape through classrooms, conversations, and experiences.”

Brite’s historic commitment to support students with generous need and merit-based financial aid resulted in three Haggard Legacy Fellowship awards and one Arthur Vining Davis Foundations Fellowship award for Ben Adams, White Oak, TX; Nathan Belyeu, Boston, MA; Tyler Heston, Memphis, TN; and Kevin Toth, Wake Forest, NC. These top-tier fellowship awards include full tuition plus a $10,000 annual stipend for three years of study in the Master of Divinity program. Due to the generosity of donors, most Brite students receive grants ranging from 70-100 percent of tuition.

Affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Brite Divinity School is a premier progressive graduate theological institution offering masters and doctoral degrees in an ecumenical environment. A residential faculty of internationally known scholar-teachers provides a formational experience across the myriad disciplines of faith and practice. The Divinity School community celebrates an ethos of inclusion with more than twenty-eight different denominational identities represented and a growing diversity among its faculty, staff, and student populations.