Alum Profiles


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Union Taught Him to Ask Hard Questions

Monday, April 15, 2019

We regret to inform the Union community that Dr. David A. Sánchez ’06 died unexpectedly of heart complications while hiking in Eaton Canyon, Los Angeles, California, on Saturday, April 6, 2019. We are devastated. Dr. Sánchez’s obituary and a moving memorial written by a student at the university where he taught may be found far

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The Rev. Dr. Clive F. Jacks, Th.D. ’66

Monday, March 25, 2019

What do you do? I have lived and ministered up and down the East Coast and retired in 1996, moving back home to enjoy my retirement in the metro Atlanta area. I now live outside the Perimeter but happily close enough to visit Decatur, including Decatur Presbyterian, where I grew up and where I was

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Studying at Union Was “a Dream Come True”

Friday, March 15, 2019

A conversation with Rev. Susan Sgarlat ’07 Susan Sgarlat, M. Div. ’07, has degrees from several prestigious institutions, but Union Theological Seminary is the only one she has put in her will. “I’ve attended a lot of different schools—a prep school, Barnard College, and Vanderbilt University Law School, but I have decided to designate Union

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Calvin M. Mew ’73: Ad Executive Says Thanks with Life Insurance Gift

Monday, October 15, 2018

Calvin M. Mew ’73 never worked in a religious field, but he says that his religious education and his service as a tutor in New Testament at Union Theological Seminary shaped his life and his career as a high-powered advertising executive who helped turn Chrysler around. And that is why the longtime member of the

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Rev. Carol F. Millspaugh ’69 and Rev. Dick D. Millspaugh ’70: Alum couple supports Union’s ongoing witness through monthly giving and planned gift

Monday, October 15, 2018

“Attending Union was one of the great joys and challenges of my life; my Union experience has blessed me, my family, and the churches I’ve served,” Carol Millspaugh, M.Div. ’69, writes. She applied to Union at the suggestion of Dr. Franklyn Josselyn, her religion professor at Occidental College and a Union alum, and thanks to

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Rameen Zahed ’95

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

What do you do? During my final year at UTS, I was a field intern at Covenant Baptist Church (now, United Church of Christ) in Washington, DC.  I then worked for the UCC Office for Church in Society for a year.  When that was over, I temp’d at an energy company and gradually worked my

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Janet Okang ’18

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

What do you do? After completing my M.A. program at Union, I now help as a part-time professor of New Testament in non-denominational colleges in West Africa (Ghana), to train students who wish to go into pastoral ministry and missions. I have also had the opportunity to found a non-profit organization that evangelizes to children

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Kenneth Claus ’70

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

What do you do? I currently am the minister of All Souls Miami (which I helped found 2006); I am the modern REL program founder and still only instructor at Miami Dade College-Kendall campus, and I also teach English comp at Florida International University – the state U in Miami. How did Union prepare you

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Keith Braddy, ’02

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

What do you do? I am currently a United States Navy Chaplain holding the rank of Lieutenant aboard the USS WASP (LHD-1) as its Ship’s Chaplain. I have ministered to the pastoral needs of Sailors, Marines, and civilian government employees aboard the USS WASP, all while the ship was first to respond to the hurricane

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