Alumni/ae Events

Join us for alumni/ae events in your area!


Alum Reception ~ the Annual Event of the Association of Presbyterian Church Educators (APCE)

February 6, 2015

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

The Baltimore Marriott Waterfront

700 Aliceanna Street

Baltimore, MD

Join us for appetizers and conversation as we hear an update on Union Presbyterian Seminary from President Brian K. Blount.  $15/Person, $10/Current UPSem Student.  Online registration is available through January 29, 2015:

The 2015 APCE Annual Event in Baltimore, MD, "Fear Not!" is going to be awesome!  Union Presbyterian Seminary will be present and accounted for with many wonderful alums on the planning team, and as workshop leaders and APCE members.  The UPSem Black Alumni/ae Association will have a special presence this year -- leading worship and workshops and helping host the alum gathering.


Get Connected with UPSem at APCE:

Wednesday, February 4
3:00 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.
Welcome and Opening Communion Service

UPSem President Brian K. Blount, Preaching

Thursday, February 5
8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Morning Prayers and Communion

Led by the UPSem Black Alumni/ae Association
Veronica Thomas, '07, Worship Leader; Hoffman Brown, '81, Preaching

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Plenary with UPSem President Brian K. Blount

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
"Congregational Spiritual Formation for Older Adults" 

Workshop with Henry Simmons, Professor Emeritus of Christian Education

1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"Strategic Planning:  Learning to See Anew"

Workshop with Ken McFayden, '86, Dean of the Leadership Institute and Professor of Ministry and Leadership Development

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
"Reforming Tradition for Digital Intergenerational Faith Formation"

Workshop with Patricia Turner-Olds, '05, Member of the UPSem Black Alumni/ae Association

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
"Cultivating Christians:  Families and Faith Formation"

Workshop with Karen-Marie Yust, Professor of Christian Education


Friday, February 6
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Plenary with UPSem President Brian K. Blount

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
"A Dialogue About Homiletics"

Workshop with UPSem President Brian K. Blount

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
UPSem Alumni/ae Reception

Join us for appetizers and conversation as we hear an update on Union Presbyterian Seminary from President Brian K. Blount.
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, 700 Aliceanna St., Baltimore, MD  21202
$15/Person; $10/Current UPSem Student
Online registration is open through January 29, 2015.


Saturday, February 7
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Worship with UPSem President Brian K. Blount, Preaching

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
"Reflective Practice in Christian Education"

Workshop with Cindy Kissel-Ito, '05, Director of the Extended Campus and Educator Certification Programs and Visiting Assistant Professor of Christian Education




2015 Trailblazers Award Ceremony & Banquet

Sponsored by the UPSem Black Alumni/ae Association

February 17, 2015

6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Lake Chapel, Early Center, Union Presbyterian Seminary

3401 Brook Road

Richmond, VA  23227

Join us as we celebrate our 2015 Trailblazers:  Rev. Dr. A. Elaine Crawford (Ph.D.'99), Dr.  Angela S. Duncan (M.Div.'03), and Rev. Jonyrma R. Singleton (M.Div.'88).  Banquet tickets are $35/person and available by online registration through February 8, 2015.  A limited number of tickets will be available at the door for $45/person.  For more information, contact Laura Lindsay in the alumni/ae office.



The Sprunt Lectures

May 4 - 6, 2015 ~ Richmond, VA

Liberating Scripture - Reading Against the Grain

Our 2015 Sprunt Lecturer is Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza, Krister Stendahl Professor of Divinity, Harvard Divinity School.  The Sprunt Preacher is Ted J. Wardlaw (D.Min.'78), President, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.  The Sprunt Lectures Distinguished Alumnus is Glenn Q. Bannerman (M.R.E.'57), Professor Emeritus of Recreation and Outdoor Education, Union Presbyterian Seminary. 

We hope you'll join us for our Alumni/ae Lunch on May 5th.  If you graduated in a year ending in 0 or 5, it is your reunion year!  Class reunions will meet immediately following lunch.

The Sprunt Lectures are offered without charge and are open to all.  The luncheon is $12 per person.  Lunch reservations are required.  Make plans to to join us!



Save The Date!


Alum Lunch ~ 2015 Annual Conference of the VA Conference of the United Methodist Church

June 20, 2015

Roanoke, VA


Alum Lunch ~ 92nd Annual Bible Conference

July 28, 2015

Massanetta Springs Camp and Conference Center

712 Massanetta Springs Road

Harrisonburg, VA  22801