So High A Mission, So Holy A Calling
2016 DMin Intensive (L-R) Dr. J.T. Roberson, Rev. Dr. Ann Lightner-Fuller, Rev. Dr. Frederick Douglass Haynes, III, Bishop John Bryant, Bishop Vashti McKenzie
IN THIS ISSUE: New Board Members……………………… Recap of 2016……………………………… HIV/AIDS Project………………………….. DMin Highlights……………………………. Library Services Highlights……………….. Founders’ Day……………………………… Development Updates……………………..
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Payne Theological Seminary, 1230 Wilberforce-Clifton Rd. PO Box 474, Wilberforce, OH 45384 937.376.2946 payne.edu
Board of Trustees elects page Rev. Dr. Michael Joseph Brown President.
Board of Trustees Bishop Gregory G. M. Ingram, Board Chairman Bishop McKinley Young, Board Vice-Chairman Bishop James Levert Davis Bishop John Franklin White Bishop Clement W. Fugh Bishop Jeffrey N. Leath Bishop Wilfred J. Messiah Bishop Zedekiah L. Grady Bishop C. Garnett Henning Bishop Robert V. Webster Rev. Floyd W. Alexander Rev. Dr. Charles Brown* Rev. Dr. Eric L. Brown Rev. Dr. Grainger Browning Rev. Bruce L. Butcher Mrs. Jacquelyn Dupont-Walker Rev. Barrington Ross** Dr. Jeanette Prear Harris Rev. Dr. Perry Henderson Rev. Dr. Winton Hill Ms. Cheryl Hammond Hopewell Mr. Claude Powers Judge Adele M. Riley Rev. Willie Antoni Sinkfield Ms. Mia Wortham Spells Rev. Dr. Donald Tucker Mr. Joseph Turner Rev. Dr. Albert D. Tyson III Rev. Dr. Stafford Wicker *Faculty Representative **Student Representative
Mission Statement Payne Theological Seminary, founded by the African Methodist Episcopal Church in 1894, is dedicated to the preparation of African American and other leaders for ministry in the traditions of liberation, reconciliation, social justice, and the dignity of all humankind. 2
Administration Rev. Dr. Michael Joseph Brown President
Dr. Michael Miller Associate Dean of Academic Services
Rev. Dr. Betty Holley Master of Divinity Director
Rev. Dr. J.T. Roberson Doctor of Ministry Director
Ms. Elise Peyroux Controller
Rev. Jules Dunham Howie Director of Development
Welcome to our new Board Members Payne Theological Seminary Wilberforce, Ohio, at its November 2016 board meeting, announced the appointment of four new members to its Board of Trustees. Joining the Board are Bishop James L. Davis of the 2nd Episcopal District, Bishop John Franklin White of the 4th Episcopal District, and Bishop Clement W. Fugh of the 5th Episcopal District. All new board members bring talent, expertise, and energy to the table. Bishop James Levert Davis
Bishop John Franklin White
Bishop Clement W. Fugh
Bishop James L. Davis was elected and consecrated the 123rd Bishop of the AMEC in 2004. Bishop Davis has served as the Presiding Prelate of the 9th and 19th Episcopal Districts, the President of the Council of Bishops from 2011 â€“ 2012, Chair of the Department of Global Witness and Ministry, Co-Chair of the Committee on Compilation of the Book of Discipline of the AME Church and as the Pastor of Big Bethel AMEC, Atlanta Georgia. Bishop John F. White was elected and consecrated the 130th Bishop of the AMEC, in 2012. Bishop White has served as the Presiding Prelate of the 18th Episcopal District and serves as the Chairperson of the Commission on Christian Education. He is a member of the World Council of Churchesâ€™ (WCC) Executive Committee and WCC Central Committee. Bishop Clement W. Fugh was elected and consecrated the 131st Bishop of the AMEC in 2012. Bishop Fugh has served as the Presiding Prelate of the 14th Episcopal District and is a member of the is a member of the World Methodist Council. He has also led several churches in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Ohio for more than 30 years and served as the General Secretary and Chief Information Officer of the AMEC; Secretary, Commission on Worship and Liturgy; Secretary, Compilation Committee, The Doctrine and Discipline of the AME Church; Member, Core Strategic Planning Committee for the AME Church; Member, Editing and Correcting Committee, The Doctrine and Discipline of the AME Church, editions 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012. The Reverend Barrington Ross, Student Representative and President of the SGA, replace The Reverend Lucinda Burgess.
Reverend Barrington Ross
REV. DR. MICHAEL JOSEPH BROWN PRESIDENT 4
Payne Theological Seminary Elects A New President
The Payne Theological Seminary Board of Trustees has elected Reverend Michael Joseph Brown, Ph.D. as President. Affiliated with the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AMEC), Payne offers both online and residential Master of Divinity and Doctorate of Ministry degree programs. Currently, 190 students are enrolled and 19 faculty and staff are employed.
Board chair and presiding prelate of the First Episcopal District, Bishop Gregory G. M. Ingram in Philadelphia and Vice-Chair, Bishop McKinley Young in Columbus, Ohio (Third Episcopal District) commended Brown for his inspirational leadership. "When you look at his accomplishments, you will see that he has done an excellent job," Ingram said. Brown responded, “I am honored to be able to continue and build on the work and legacy that has been established here.”
Prior to his appointment, Brown was the Seminary’s Academic Dean and Interim President. He replaces Dr. Leah Gaskin-Fitchue, who stepped down from the president's position in 2015 after serving the Seminary for 12 years. Before that, the 47-year old Cincinnati native was Associate Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins at Emory University in Atlanta. He was also an Associate Dean at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana, and the Director of its Malcolm X Institute on Black Studies. The internationally recognized biblical scholar and minister has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, and a Master of Divinity and Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Chicago. He is a highly sought-after preacher and public speaker, whose passion for community uplift inspires people around the nation. Coming from five generations of ministers, he writes widely about the topic of higher education, generally, and the education of African Americans, specifically. Brown has authored four books: What They Don't Tell You: A Survivor's Guide to Academic Biblical Studies; Blackening of the Bible: The Aims of African American Biblical Scholarship; The Lord's Prayer through North African Eyes: A Window into Early Christianity and The Lord's Prayer; and God's Vision for the World: Finding Your Purpose through Prayer. In addition, he was a leading contributor to the New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible.
Recap of 2016
Appointment of Dr. Michael Joseph Brown as President
Appointment of Dr. Betty Holley as Master of Divinity Program Director
Commencement keynote speaker was Dr. Cheryl Davenport Dozier, President of Savannah State University
Ecumenical Mass Incarceration Symposium featured Mr. Glenn E. Martin, Founder/President of JustLeadershipUSA
Foundersâ€™ Day key note address delivered by Rev. Dr. Angelique Walker-Smith, Bread for the World
Residential housing agreement continued with Wilberforce University
Focus on Class of 2016 2016 Graduates Wayne Anthony Felicia Bagneris Dana Boykin Brenda Carter Deshnell Cobbin William Cornick Neisha Davis** Carol Dougherty-Steptoe ** Samantha Douglas-Lightner*** William Fisher Michelle Frayer** James Givens
Audrey Greene Shawn Johnson Randolph Miller James Minor* Jacqueline Norris-Baker Miesha Osborne Linda Robinson** Malcolm Simpson Veronica Watkins Wannetta Williams Mammie Woodbury** Joretha Wright
*posthumously **Cum Laude (with honor) ***Magna Cum Laude (with great honor)
Class Gift The class of 2016 has pledged $5,000 to purchase new furniture and make renovations to the computer lab.
Seminary Leads AME Church HIV AIDS Education Project
MDiv Students help create church legislation In response to the global HIV/AIDS crisis, the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AMEC) has commissioned Payne Theological Seminary to equip all A.M.E. church leaders with knowledge about the pandemic disease. The legislation was passed at the denominations 50th Quadrennial Session of the General Conference held July 6-13 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. Payne’s President, Rev. Dr. Michael J. Brown said, “The mandatory legislation will be extended throughout the entire AMEC network.” The institutionalized policy is expected to help leaders become effective in reducing HIV/AIDS in the communities they serve through awareness, collaborative resources and routine HIV testing. [READ MORE]
Seminary Celebrates World AIDS Day Payne Theological Seminary urged students to become aware of the effects that AIDS can have on all of us. Red ribbons were handed out to students and staff. The red ribbon is worn in support of those that are affected by this disease A special luncheon was also held in Mitchell Anderson Hall. President Brown lit a candle in memory of those affected with AIDS, and Dr. Michael Miller, associate dean, lead students and staff in a prayer. World AIDS is held the first Friday of December. The first World AIDS Day was held in 1988 to raise awareness and to honor those who lost their lives to AIDS. It has since helped spread relief to those who suffer from AIDS.
Payne Academic Programs MASTER OF DIVINITY
The Master of Divinity degree is designed to prepare men and women for competent and faithful service to the Church and to the community in a way that meets the needs of a rapidly changing world. This 90-credit-hour program may be completed in three to five years of full-time or part-time residential and online study. Core curriculum areas of study include: Biblical Studies, Historical Studies, Theological Studies, and Practical Ministry. The Master of Divinity degree provides professional training for Christian ministry and further graduate studies. While most Payne students go into the pastoral ministry, the seminary trains persons for work as chaplains, educators, pastoral counselors, community development practitioners, and scholars.
The Doctor of Ministry degree is a program designed to enrich and transform the ministries of religious leaders in traditional and non-traditional Christian church settings. Students are able to select from seven cohorts with mentor leadership to guide their spiritual and educational journey through the program.
DOCTOR OF MINISTRY
The degree is composed of six semesters. Each semester begins with one week of intensive work, which meets on Payneâ€™s campus in August and in January. These intensive seminars provide a rigorous academic foundation in the study of ministerial leadership, liberation theology, and research methods. Following each intensive seminar, students and faculty engage in asynchronous dialogue through Blackboard Collaborate. The DMin program is designed for persons who have been in ministry for at least three years and want to support their professional lives with further academic study.
DMin Program Highlights
Three renowned pastors and social activists – Rev. Dr. Jamal Harrison Bryant, Rev. Dr. Frederick (Freddie) Haynes III, and Rev. Dr. Ray Hammond – delivered power messages at Payne Theological Seminary’s inaugural Religion Lecture Series. The free, public lectures was held Aug. 23 to 25, on Payne’s campus in Wilberforce. Focusing on the theme, The Re-radicalization of the
Black Church, the keynote lectures educated and created bridges to inspire new seminary students and others. “These popular pastors assisted Payne in transforming black church leadership in ways that will strengthen our theology, affirmed by the popularity of grassroots movements such as Black Lives Matter,” said Dr. J.T. Roberson, Director of Payne’s Doctor of Ministry (DMin) program. Dr. Michael J. Brown,
President of Payne added, “Historically, the black church has always been at the forefront of civil rights, equality and injustice. The three audacious speakers revisited black church history, and layed the groundwork to motivate new seminarians to lead the social justice concerns in their perspective communities.”
Library Services Highlights Ransom Memorial Library Library: •
Significant new additions to distance learning research resources: o ATLASerials (full text access for 346 journals in Religious Studies) o WorldShare ILL for electronic resources o The e-journal Environmental Justice o Participation in the Theological Libraries E-book Lending Project
Institution of scheduled one-on-one research-support sessions for students
Archives: • •
Bookeye V4 scanner arrival Digitization in progress for 13 reels of the Christian Recorder for placement on the Princeton Theological Commons
For more information about the Ransom Memorial Library, click here.
Seminary receives large book collection from retired Bishop John R. Bryant, recently retired Senior Bishop and Presiding Prelate of the Fourth Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AMEC), has donated a large collection of books from his personal library to Payne Theological Seminary in Wilberforce, Ohio. Lynn Ayers, the Seminary’s Cataloger, said the Bishop donated 668 books and other items, which includes his favorite Bibles with handwritten notes and letters inserted between the pages. There are also sermons, hymnals, dissertations, and books and materials given to him with personal inscriptions from renowned authors, family and friends. The collection is especially rich in topics related to AMEC history, travel and social activism. “These things are close to the Bishops heart,” Ayers said. Most of the books have been sorted and are currently on display at the Bishop Reverdy C. Ransom Library on Payne’s campus. Soon, the entire collection will be cataloged and the records will be available through Payne’s online library for all to enjoy. Ayers said, the collection has historical significance because 12
it tells us about Bishop Bryant. “Down the road people will want to know about him. ‘Who was this man?’ ‘What did he read?’ ‘What was his personality like?’” she said. She reached for his Poverty and Social Justice Bible. “This book speaks volumes about him!” she exclaimed. The collection also demonstrates that he is not a one-sided Bishop. “There is a prayer Bible, a spiritual formation Bible, a message Bible, an analytical study Bible, and so much more,” she added. This is a new chapter in a rich friendship that has been shared for many years between Bishop Bryant and the Seminary. He has served on Payne’s board of trustees, and currently works as a mentor in our DMin program. “We are enormously pleased to receive this gift,” said Dr. Michael J. Brown, President at Payne. According to Ayers, Bishop Jabez P. Campbell was the first Bishop to donate a collection to Payne’s library. “That was in 1890 . . . . 126 years-ago,” she said. For information about the Bishop Bryant book collection at Payne, call the Library at (937) 376-2946, ext. 203. General operating hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
New Faces on Payne Campus Jana Adams joins the staff at Payne Theological Seminary Dr. Jana Adams has been named Administrative Assistant for the Doctor of Ministry Office (DMin). Adams has taught Christian education for more than 15 years. Prior to her new appointment, she was the Director of Christian Education at College Hill Presbyterian Church, and Bethel Baptist Church in Dayton.
Charisse Frye, new Accounting Assistant Charisse Frye has been named the Accounting Assistant. The Detroit native is currently pursuing her Management Information Systems degree (MIS) from Central State University. She also holds an Associate of Applied Sciences degree in Business and Public Relations from Sinclair Community College in Dayton.
Alston Thomas Hired as Intern Alston Thomas, a native of Los Angeles, California, and a current freshman at Wilberforce University has been hired as an intern at Payne. The nontraditional 27-year-old Business Management major is a devoted member of the A.M.E. Church.
Rayya Etheria Brown-Wright, Library Aid As a Master of Divinity student, Rayya has been hired as a new Library Aid at Payneâ€™s Reverdy C Ransom Memorial Library. The Pennsylvania native has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Animation and Film from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and a Masters of Entertainment Technology from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.
Now Hiring LIBRARY DIRECTOR AND ARCHIVIST, Reverdy C. Ransom Library Payne Theological Seminary is currently seeking candidates for the position of Library Director/ Archivist. Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter, including salary requirements, to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, click here.
Founders’ Day 2016
Payne Holds Annual Founders’ Day Worship Service Payne Theological Seminary’s annual Founders’ Day Worship Service was attended by more than 100 guests, including, AMEC Bishops, alumni and friends. Ohio native, Dr. Angelique Walker Smith, delivered a stirring keynote sermon titled, Christian Courage in a Post-Election Season. She reminded those in attendance that no matter who is in the White House and other positions of authority, that God is still on the throne. Walker-Smith is the National
Senior Associate for Pan African and Orthodox Church Engagement at the Washington D.C. based Bread for the World organization. Also, amazing worship music echoed throughout the chapel, thanks to the Wayman Chapel AMEC Choir and Wilberforce University’s New Voices in Praise Gospel Choir, under the direction of Dr. W. James Abbington, a versatile musician and renowned scholar from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta.
Student Government Association SGA Mission To support the mission and vision of Payne Theological Seminary through transparent leadership, diversity, and unified activities. The SGA encourages the student body to use their gifts and talents for the work of service at Payne, and in our local and extended communities. Goals for SGA 2016-17 • • • •
Collaborate with Campus Chapel to create Airport Shuttle service for Payne Intensive Students Create Seminarian’s Spring Retreat in Va. Beach Initiate Payne Seminarian’s Journal Continue Online Zazzle Store
SGA Leadership 2016-2017
Rev. Barrington Ross President of SGA
Rev. Tony Rene’ Guthrie Vice President, Online
Rev. Ava Harris Parliamentarian
Rev. Michelle Creer Student At Large
Rev. McRae Mangum Chaplain
Thank You! Thank you to all our supporters that generously donated to Payne Theological Seminary. Seminary AME Church Supporting Districts Bishop Gregory G. M. Ingram, First Episcopal District Bishop James L. Davis, Second Episcopal District Bishop McKinley Young, Third Episcopal District Bishop John F. White, Fourth Episcopal District Bishop Clement W. Fugh, Fifth Episcopal District Bishop Jeffrey N. Leath, Thirteenth Episcopal District
AME Church Episcopal Leadership Bishop John R. Bryant, Retired Bishop E. Anne Henning Byfield, Sixteenth Episcopal District Bishop William P. DeVeaux, Retired Bishop Wilfred J. Messiah, Seventeenth Episcopal District Donors Rev. Floyd W. Alexander Mrs. Sara M. Alexander Mrs. Vivienne Anderson Rev. Wayne Anthony Ms. Kabrina Bass Rev. Henry Belkin Rev. Eric Billips Black Ministers Association of Carlisle Rev. Charles F. Boyer Rev. Kimberly Brooks Dr. Charles Brown Rev. Eric L. Brown Rev. Dr. Michael J. Brown Rev. Bruce Butcher Rev. Mila Cooper Ms. Patricia A. Copley Mrs. Sonya V. Deloatch Rev. Karen L. Dungey Rev. Jules K. Dunham Howie Eleventh District Scholarship Greater Bethel AMEC Ms. Cheryl Hammond-Hopewell Rev. Dr. Ray Hammond Mrs. Cheryl White-Hammond Rev. Earl G. Harris 16
Dr. Jeanette Prear Harris Mr. Marcus Henderson Rev. Dr. Perry E. Henderson Rev. Dr. Winston Hill Rev. Dr. Betty Holley Rev. Shameka L. Jones Taylor Rev. Daniel B. Keys Rev. Abdue L. Knox Madison Mackenzie LLC Mildred A. McGill New Bethel A.M.E. Church Ms. Deborah Peppers Mr. Claude Powers Rev. R. A. Richardson Rev. Dr. Kenneth S. Robinson Rev. Barrington Ross Rev. Stanley L. Scott Second Episcopal District Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church of Carlisle, PA Rev. W. Anotoni Sinkfield Ms. Linda Smith Ms. Mia W. Spells St. Peter's United Church of Christ Synergy Training Solutions
The McKenzie Family Trust Rev. Rebecca Tollefson Rev. Dr. Donald Tucker Mr. Joe Turner Rev. Dr. Albert D. Tyson Mrs. Nodie Washington Rev. Marques A. Wheeler Rev. Kary Williams Rev. Dallasteen J. Yates
A Payne Family Legacy Established Payne Theological Seminary is the proud beneficiary of a $100,000 endowed scholarship fund established by the Gordon Family. On November 18, 2016, the Gordon Family Scholarship Fund was announced in honor of three generations of Payne Theological Seminary graduates. The endowed scholarship fund will provide resources annually to support Seminary student scholarships. Details regarding the scholarship application process with be forthcoming. The Seminary is grateful for the Gordon familyâ€™s spirit of generosity, which will benefit generations for many years to come.
Thank You to 2016 Scholarship Donors Edmund D. Cooke, Jr. Edmund D. Cooke Sr. Scholarship Award
Dr. John Kampen The Peter and Heartha Kampen Memorial Scholarship for Academic Excellence
Tabernacle Baptist Church, Dayton, OH The Donald W. Thompson Memorial Scholarship
Wesley E. Wharton Trust Rev. and Mrs. Wesley E. Wharton Scholarship
Dr. Jayme C. Williams and Dr. McDonald Williams The Dr. Jamye Coleman Williams and Dr. McDonald Williams Annual Scholarship in Memory of Rev. F. Douglass Coleman, Sr.
Rev. Frederick A. Wright The Rev. Cornelia Wright Memorial Scholarship
Dr. Larry and Inez Perry Dr. Larry and Inez Perry Award
Dr. Charles Brown - The Reverend Henry McNeal Brown Memorial Scholarship
Mrs. Odessa Bibbins, Esq. Victor E. Bibbins, Sr., Ph.D. Scholarship
Development Department 2016 Highlights:
Payne Receives $125,000 Continuation Grant from Lilly Endowment’s Student Indebtedness Theological Research Initiative Payne has been awarded $125,000 from Lilly Endowment to continue the Student Indebtedness Theological Research Initiative over the next three years. These resources will continue to provide vital financial literacy counseling for Payne students. With guidance from a Grace Works Financial Literacy Coach, students learn how to budget using a populated spreadsheet and discuss relevant materials from the video-based workbook, Managing Our Money God’s Way. These resources are available free of charge through Payne’s RightNow Media subscription. The grant will also provide resources to increase the Seminary’s financial aid staff supports. 18
Payne Acquires High-end Capacity Scanner to support Archive Project supported by Arthur Vining Davis Foundations’ Payne Theological Seminary received a grant from The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, (AVDF), for the creation of the Payne African Methodist Episcopal Church (AMEC) Digital Archive. Payne has recently purchasing a Bookeye 4 V2 with V-cradle color high capacity scanner allowing the Seminary to facilitate digitization onsite. Payne Theological Seminary’s Reverdy C. Ransom library currently serves as one of the AME Churches officially designated archival centers. The purchase of this new digitization technology now allows Payne to support other local institutions and denominational schools with their digitization efforts as well.
ENDOWMENT ESTABLISHED WITH THE COLUMBUS FOUNDATION
Pictured (l-r): Bishop Jeffrey N. Leath, Fund Development and Institutional Advancement Committee chair, Mrs. Vivienne Anderson, Bishop Gregory G. M. Ingram, Board Chairman, Mr. Steven Moore, Columbus Foundation, Dr. Michael J. Brown, President, Rev. Jules Dunham Howie, Director of Development
Payne Opportunity of a Lifetime Million Dollar Endowment Campaign Launched with $200,000 Bishop Vinton R. Anderson Family Gift On November 18, 2016 during Founder’s Day activities, a check for $200,000 was presented to the Columbus Foundation to open the Payne Theological Seminary Endowment Account. Mrs. Vivienne Anderson was present and shared the gift to support Payne Theological Seminary’s endowment efforts. The seminary is so grateful for the Anderson’s continued commitment and support of theological education at Payne. The Payne Theological Seminary Board of Trustees, under the leadership of Bishop Gregory G. M. Ingram, Chairman; Bishop McKinley Young, Vice-chairman; and Bishop Jeffrey N. Leath, Fund Development and Institutional Advancement Committee Chair, and Rev. Bruce Butcher, President of the Payne Alumni Association, launched the Payne Theological Seminary Endowment Campaign to grow the seminary’s endowment by a million dollars. We are called upon to uphold the mission and values of Payne Theological Seminary by embracing the tradition of enlightened action and unflagging forward motion. This campaign and its transformational outcome will be fundamental to future advancement of the Seminary, advancement aligned with the mission and open to all that is possible. We remain as determined and vigilant as our founders were as we look to an even brighter future. Payne has partnered with the Columbus Foundation, which will serve as the repository for the Seminary’s Endowment Fund. This partnership provides transparency and fosters accountability for all donations to The Opportunity of a Lifetime Endowment Campaign.
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Alumni Association Mission Statement • • • •
To promote the growth, progress, purposes, traditions, and general welfare of Payne Theological Seminary To strength relationships between seminary and alumni To support and promote improvement of the educational programs of the seminary To solicit and encourage alumni and friends of Payne to financially support the seminary Alumni Dinner at Mother Bethel during the 50th Quadrennial Conference
2016 Alumni Worship Service
Payne Alumna Receives Grant Carol Dougherty-Steptoe, a recent graduate from Payne Theological Seminary, has been awarded a grant from the Lilly Foundation’s Pastoral Excellence Network (PEN). Funds from the grant helped underwrite expenses associated with an annual spiritual retreat entitled “Transforming our Trauma into Triumph,” which DoughertySteptoe spearheads. [READ MORE]
Rev. Bruce Butcher, President of the Alumni Association, would like to challenge our Alumni to give in a big way.
THE ALUMNI BIG GIVE! ALUMNI ARE ENCOURAGED TO SUPPORT PAYNE IN 3 WAYS:
Renew or pay your Alumni Association membership annually
Support the Payne Endowment Fund by pledging $500 ($100 a year for 5 years)
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