Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Graduates Its 10,000th Woman

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, was founded in 1908. At this fall’s commencement ceremony, the seminary awarded its 10,000th degree to a woman. The seminary has a long history of co-education. The Women’s Missionary Training School opened in 1915.

The seminary awarded degrees and certificates to 191 students at this fall’s commencement. Of these graduates, about 40 are women. Susan K. Rainey, who earned a Seminary Studies for Student Wives certificate, was the 10,000th female graduate from Southwestern Seminary in its 111-year history. All told about 46,000 students have earned degrees and certificates at the seminary.

Adam W. Greenway, president of the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, stated at the commencement ceremony that “the 10,000th female graduate is noteworthy because of what it demonstrates about Southwestern Seminary’s longstanding commitment to train women called by God to Christian service. Now, more than ever, we are resolved to offer the best and most comprehensive options for theological education to our sisters in Christ for their more faithful service to His church.”

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