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68th Commencement

May 21, 2019 - May 22, 2019

Seminary of the Southwest will hold two ceremonies this year – an evening service of Holy Eucharist and a formal morning Commencement – to recognize and celebrate graduating students and award degrees in divinity, religion, counseling, chaplaincy and pastoral care and spiritual formation and diplomas in Anglican studies and in theological studies.

This year’s Commencement speaker will be The Rt. Rev. Carlye Hughes, 11th Bishop of Newark.




Tuesday, May 21

Holy Eucharist on the Occasion of the
68th Commencement of Seminary of the Southwest
with the Presentation of the Seminary Crosses

5:30 p.m.
Christ Chapel
Seminary of the Southwest

501 E. 32nd St.
Austin, TX 78705

Reception to follow


Wednesday, May 22

The 68th Commencement Exercises of
The Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest
A service of morning prayer

10:00 a.m.
Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd

3201 Windsor Road
Austin, TX 78703

Reception to follow

Commencement speaker:
The Rt. Rev. Carlye Hughes

Hughes is the 11th Bishop of Newark and the first woman and African American to hold the office.





Honorary degree recipient:
The Rev. Dr. Daniel P. Matthews, Sr.

Matthews is rector emeritus of Trinity Church Wall Street and a nationally renowned preacher and teacher, a leader, visionary and vigorous proclaimer of a relevant gospel to the world.