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Pittsburgh Theological Seminary professor to speak at Hood series

The Rev. Richard Curtis Chapple Jr., assistant professor of homiletics at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, will speak at the Heritage Lecture Series at Hood Theological Seminary on Thursday.

Chapple is an ordained elder in the AME Zion Church with 27 years of ministerial service to his denomination. He has served as pastor, presiding elder, general conference delegate and delegate to the World Methodist Council and is a member of the AME Zion Church’s Judicial Council.

He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Arkansas, his master of divinity degree from Howard University Divinity School, with study at Oxford University, Mansfield College, and his master of theology degree from Princeton Theological Seminary. He is a doctoral candidate at the University of Pittsburgh in the areas of English and rhetoric.

He is one of the most ecumenically exposed preachers among the faculty of Pittsburgh Seminary, often preaching in Baptist, United Methodist, Pentecostal, Reformed, Churches of God in Christ, Church of God and other church contexts. He has preached abroad on numerous occasions and has an ongoing visiting professorship with Reformed Theological Seminary in Nigeria.

He is a trained psychotherapist and pastoral counselor under the auspices of AAPC. His most recent publications are a chapter titled “Africentrism and African-American Preaching” in The African-American Churches Response to Africentrism (University 2004) and essays titled “The Bible as a Primary Tool for Evangelistic Preaching” in the Journal of Religious Thought and “The African-American Church as a Rhetorical Community” in the AME Zion Quarterly.

For more information, call 704-636-6545.

Elon academic lists

Four area students qualified for the fall semester president’s list at Elon University in Elon for having no grade below an A-.

They are Monica Poteat of Kannapolis, Hilary Sheets of Lexington, Danielle Dufour of Mooresville and Kristin Smith of New London.

Fifteen qualified for the dean’s list by earning at least a 3.4 grade-point average with no grade below a B-.

They are Elizabeth Doran, Megan Sabo, Andrew Davis, Kristina Brown, Annie Elliott, Erick Brown and Patrick Adams, all of Salisbury; Gwendolyn Turner, Mocksville; Emery Nelson, Robert Team and Cynthia Kline, all of Lexington; Leslie Norris, Albemarle; and Alexandra Hensley, Michelle Newman and Lesley Cowie, all of Mooresville.

Enochville wise owls

Enochville Elementary School recently recognized the following students as Wise Owls for January for consistently exhibiting good citizenship, good manners and exceptional behavior:

Kindergarten: Timothy Broadway, Makaylia Adcock, Morgan Box, Lee Price, Lacey Isbell, Richard Freeman, Bridget Cagle and Cloe Greene.

First grade: Daisy Hernandez, Kory Sellers, Alecia Hall, David Miller, Kristen Compton and T.J. Simmons.

Second grade: Nikki Powell, Bryan Fink, Elijah Newby, Katelyn Stanley, Pokita Fernandez and Bradley Gibson.

Third grade: Savannah Mesimer, Samantha Deadmon, Elena Fernandez, Brianna Funderburk, Bradley Mathews and Aubree Pugh.

Fourth grade: Logan Durham, Dakotah Lambert, Lauren Livengood, Emily Weast, Lillie Zentmeyer, Brittany Griffin and Kayli Webb.

Fifth grade: Bryson Deaton, Hannah Bost, Madison Parish, Chase Labbe, Carrie Luckey and Timothy Fleeman.

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