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Welcome to Perkins Perspective Online, our e-magazine with updates and information on the Perkins community!

The new year marks a major transition at Perkins: the retirement of Dean Craig Hill, whose tenure at Perkins concluded on December 31, and the beginning of Bishop Michael McKee’s term as interim Dean on January 1. We have a report from Dean Hill’s retirement reception, with a look at the portrait commemorating his years at Perkins. Plus, a student profile, alumni/ae updates and more.

We hope you’ll enjoy this edition. Let us know if you have news you’d like to share.
Monthly Updates
Bridwell Library Update

Farewell to Dean Hill

Reception in December honors retiring Dean Craig Hill with an unveiling of his portrait.

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Student Spotlight:
Eno Afon

Perkins is a good fit for
Eno Afon, a lifelong Methodist
from Nigeria.

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Alumni/ae Updates

Everett to direct Baptist Seminary of Kentucky’s Siloam Project; remembering E.P. Sanders, obituaries and more.

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Interim Dean

Retired North Texas Bishop Michael McKee serves as Perkins Dean ad interim effective January 1.

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Faculty and
Staff News

Obituaries for professor emeritus Kenneth Hart and former Bridwell librarian Roger Loyd.

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Visits for Prospective Students

Admission Virtual Events

The Office of Enrollment Management (OEM) is gearing up for a series on-campus and virtual gatherings in December and next semester.
Lunch and Lecture
Thursday, February 9, Noon-1:30pm
Lunch & Lecture featuring Dr. A. Smith

Wednesday, March 22, 11:30 a.m-1:30pm   
Lunch & Lecture featuring Perkins Alumna Rosedanny Ortiz
Inside Perkins
Inside Perkins gives prospective students an opportunity to experience life as a seminary student.  Visitors connect with current Perkins students, sit in on a class, learn about our renowned intern program, and hear from the Office of Enrollment Management team about the application process and scholarship opportunities.
Thursday, April 20th at 9 a.m.

Virtual Visits will also be scheduled this spring. Visit the OEM page for more information and to register for these events, or to schedule an individual visit.

Register Here

Monday, January 23
Faith and Business Luncheon

Faith and Business Luncheon

Monday, January 23, 2023
11:45 am to 1:00 pm

Featuring Jorge Baldor, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist & Civic Leader

Parking available on Bishop Boulevard. Additional parking is available at the Meadows Garage
and Hillcrest Parking Garage
Please RSVP by January 15 to or by phone 214.768.3688

Thursday, March 23
Scholarship Luncheon

Scholarship Luncheon
2023 Public Life Personal Faith Bolin Family Perkins Scholarship Luncheon
Thursday, March 23
12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Martha Proctor Mack Grand Ballroom

Speaker: Dr. Michael Hinojosa, former superintendent of Dallas Independent School District
All proceeds will support the Perkins Hispanic Scholarship Initiative.
Table sponsorships are available; contact Development Director John Martin at for more information. Visit the event page here.


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