Southwest presents honorary doctorates and awards

Sep 25 - Sep 26
Two alumni of Seminary of the Southwest, the Rt. Rev. David Bailey and the Rt. Rev. James Magness received honorary doctorates at the seminary's Alumni Convocation on September 25, 2012. Chair of the Board, Bishop Suffragan Dena Harrison of the Diocese of Texas presented the awards at Evensong in Christ Chapel on the Southwest campus. 
In 2010, David Bailey was elected bishop of the Episcopal Church in Navajoland, and James Magness was elected bishop suffragan for Armed Services and Federal Ministries.
The Rev. Ernie W. McAfee, Jr. received the Hal Brook Perry Distinguished Alumni Award at the kick off of the 2012 Blandy lectures. The award honors the former faculty member and administrator who served the seminary from 1971 - 1992. The award is offered in recognition of the exceptional ministries rendered to churches, communities, and the Church worldwide by the alumni of Seminary of the Southwest.
Mary Shelton Simpson Vescovo, theologian and educator for the Diocese of Dallas and the  greater church, received the Durstan R McDonald Teaching Award named for dean emeritus McDonald.