Huntingdon College President J. Cameron West and Duke Divinity School Dean Ellen F. Davis recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the college and the divinity school to facilitate early admission for Huntingdon students.
The MOU, entitled "Answering the Call: The Huntingdon College-Duke Divinity School Admission Pathway," offers preferred consideration and an early admission decision to any Huntingdon religion student who has earned a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better and completes a divinity school application for admission and an interview. Both schools are United Methodist-related institutions, and each offers excellent academic programs for students to consider.
“We’re excited that Huntingdon College and Duke Divinity School are creating a seamless transition for these students,” said Melanie Overton, assistant general secretary for Schools, Colleges and Universities at Higher Education and Ministry. “Students who attend United Methodist-related schools become part of a community that is committed to high-quality academics and intentional faith development; extending their journey from one to the next is a natural progression.”
Education is a core value of The United Methodist Church that dates back to the earliest days of the Methodist movement in 18th century England. The church founder, John Wesley, believed education was the key to a fuller, richer life. Today Higher Education and Ministry’s Division of Higher Education proudly provides the structure to support a network of 119 United Methodist-related schools, colleges and universities in the United States, including 13 schools of theology.
The Huntingdon-Duke Divinity School agreement is in effect for Huntingdon students planning divinity school study beginning in the fall of 2016.