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Seminary luncheons slated June 16

ORLANDO, Fla. (BP)–Alumni and friends of the Southern Baptist Convention’s six seminaries will receive updates about the schools and renew acquaintances with faculty members and classmates during luncheons on Wednesday, June 16, in conjunction with the SBC’s annual meeting in Orlando, Fla.

GOLDEN GATE — Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary’s president, Jeff Iorg, will be the featured speaker at the Alumni and Friends Luncheon at 12:30 p.m. in Room W303 of the Orange County Convention Center’s West Building in Orlando. Iorg will report on the seminary’s activities over the past year and discuss new initiatives for the coming year. In addition, Golden Gate’s Distinguished Alumni Award will be presented. Tickets, at $10 per person, are available by calling 1-888-442-8709 or e-mailing [email protected]. Tickets also can be purchased at Golden Gate’s exhibit hall booth.

MIDWESTERN — Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary will host its annual Alumni & Friends Luncheon at noon in Rooms W307A-D of the Orange County Convention Center’s West Building on Level 3. MBTS President R. Philip Roberts will provide an update on construction of the new chapel and other campus activities. Additionally, Lawrence Corley, director of Builders for Christ, will give a presentation on how the project’s volunteer effort is progressing. To make a reservation, contact Midwestern’s institutional advancement office at 816-414-3720 or [email protected] before Thursday, June 10. Include complete names of all attendees and your contact information (cell phone and e-mail). Reserved tickets, at $15 each, can be picked up and paid for at Midwestern’s exhibit hall booth on Tuesday, June 15.

NEW ORLEANS –– New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary will host its alumni luncheon at noon in the Orange County Convention Center’s Valencia Ballroom B-C. The seminary will honor its distinguished alumnus for 2010 as well as the Class of 1960, which will celebrate its 50th reunion. In addition, the luncheon will mark the release of Scott Drumm’s pictorial book about the seminary’s experience during Hurricane Katrina. Drumm is associate dean and director of institutional research at the seminary’s Leavell College and associate professor of theological and historical studies. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the convention. For more information, call 1-800-662-8701, ext. 3331.

SOUTHEASTERN — Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary will host its luncheon for alumni as well as friends of the seminary and college at noon in Room W304E-H of the Orange County Convention Center’s West Building. SEBTS President Daniel Akin, a member of the Great Commission Resurgence Task Force, will speak on both the state of the seminary and its commitment to the Great Commission, as well as the Great Commission resurgence movement within the SBC. Tickets, at $25 each, can be reserved at sebts.edu/alumni/events or by calling 919-761-2203.

SOUTHERN — Southern Baptist Theological Seminary’s luncheon for alumni and friends will be at noon in the Orange County Convention Center’s Valencia Ballroom, Section A. Seminary President R. Albert Mohler Jr. will present a ministry update on behalf of the seminary. Tickets, at $20 each, may be purchased by calling the institutional advancement office at 502-897-4142 or e-mailing Retta Draper at [email protected]. Remaining tickets will be available at the seminary’s exhibit hall booth.

SOUTHWESTERN — Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s National Alumni Luncheon will begin at 12:30 p.m. in the Orange County Convention Center’s Valencia Ballroom, Section D on Level 4. SWBTS President Paige Patterson will present the seminary’s annual report and the 2010 distinguished alumnus award. Tickets, at $20 per person before June 13, may be purchased online at www.swbts.edu/sbclunch or by calling toll-free 1-877-GO SWBTS (467-9287). Tickets after June 13 will be $25 per person and will be available online or at Southwestern’s exhibit hall booth.
Compiled by Baptist Press and communications staff members of the SBC’s six seminaries.

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