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Graduation 2017

On Saturday, May 13, 2017, 26 students graduated from Moravian Seminary. This concluding Our 210th year and commencement was help at College Hill Moravian Church in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. We joined with their friends and family to saying “Congratulations!” MTS has been blessed to journey with them during their time as a student and we look forward to a continued partnership as they continue the work to which each has been called.


The graduation ceremony was a wonderful celebration of ministry, achievement, and mission. It was highlighted by a commencement address from Rev. Dr. Stephen A. Simmons, Assistant Professor of Theology & Director of Continuing Education and graduate address, chosen by her peers, from Mandy M. Mastros ’17 Master of Divinity – Master of Social Work (Marywood).

Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling Graduates

Dena Augustine
Melody Moore 
Kimberly Niyogi 
Sahar Tabsh

Master of Arts in Theological Studies Graduates 

Elizabeth Buss
Fred Butler
Ayse Celik
Barbara Lee
Kathleen Nevins
Laura Novick
Charles Olmeda
Donna Tweed

Master of Divinity Graduates

Gregory Behrend
Sharmune C. Burgess 
Adam Goodrich 
Helen Kurczynski
Ben Lippert
Michael Lonergan
Frank Shipman

Master of Divinity - Master of Social Work (Marywood) Graduate

Mandy Mastros

Moravian Studies Certificate Recipients

Leslie Cox
Victoria Lasley
Angelica Regalado
Roy Rushing, Jr.
Charles Snider
Barbara Styers