The Jewish Chautauqua Society Lectureship

Generous support from the Yale Gordon Trust through the Jewish Chautauqua Society supports the teaching of courses in Jewish studies at St. Mary’s Ecumenical Institute.

The Van Hunter Lectureship

This lectureship for courses in Hebrew Bible and language honors the memory of Rev. Dr. A. Vanlier (“Van”) Hunter and was endowed by his students, friends, and colleagues. A distinguished churchman and a professor at St. Mary’s for 20 years, Van was Associate Dean of St. Mary’s  Ecumenical Institute until his death in 1992.

Distinguished Faculty Lectureships

The St. Mary’s Ecumenical Institute Endowment Fund supports the appointments of distinguished faculty lecturers annually. Recipients of these awards are honored for outstanding teaching and contributions to the academic program of St. Mary’s Ecumenical Institute. The fund also provides for several permanent distinguished lecturers. Currently, Dr. Stephen Vicchio, Rev. Dr. Tony Hunt, Dr. Brian Berry and Dr. Pat Fosarelli are the permanent distinguished lecturers. Past permanent Dunning Lecturers include Fr. Philip Keane, S.S. and Dr. Olin Moyd who died in 2005.

Faculty Speakers Service

Many members of the St. Mary’s Ecumenical Institute faculty give lectures and other presentations on a wide variety of theological and ethical topics at area churches, schools, colleges, and community agencies. The Faculty Speakers Service links the community to appropriate faculty resources. A brochure and further information may be obtained from St. Mary’s Ecumenical Institute Office of Recruitment and Communication at 410/864-4204.