By Sierra Boudreaux, Wildcats Media
Dr. Daniel Akin, president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina signed an articulation agreement with Louisiana College President Rick Brewer on Thursday, March 18 in Chapel.
The agreement will allow students to apply college credits to a Master of Divinity degree at the seminary.
“Southeastern Seminary loves what’s happening at Louisiana College,” Akin said. “We’ve had a sweet relationship for a number of years now. The signing of this document just takes that partnership to another level. We are thrilled to enter into it.”
The memorandum of understanding between the two Southern Baptist institutions will allow LC graduates to earn their seminary degrees more quickly to pursue God’s calling on their lives.
“The signing today with Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary again confirms the quality education that our students here receive,” Brewer said. “It’s another reminder of the partnership we have with our six Southern Baptist seminaries. We are all in the Southern Baptist family together. We signed three New Orleans Seminary, Southwestern, and now Southeastern. We will sign another agreement with Gateway, which is a school in California in September.”
Justin Langford, interim dean of the School of Missions and Ministries, said many LC graduates with a B.A. in Missions and Ministries go on to seminary to further their theological education.
“These students benefit from the robust design of our B.A. degree by having their master’s program shortened,” Langford said. “I am personally grateful for this articulation with our seminaries because it demonstrates a mission-minded cooperation that has long characterized Southern Baptists. Our Lowery Scholarship recipients at LC are the direct beneficiaries of these articulations.”
The Fred Lowery Missions and Ministry Award is available to students pursuing the B.A. degree in the School of Missions and Ministries.