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The NeighborHOOD is open for study time! 

5:00pm-11:45pm Weekdays
8:00am-5:00pm Saturdays
SGA President (2015-16) created a great space...Please feel free to utilize this space for study sessions during this semester.   Computers are available for writing.

Don't forget to check out the books donated by retired clergy and also, if you would like to donate a used text book, Please feel free to do so. You can give any used text books to any SGA representative to provide for students in need. We will have a campus "Book Giveaway" during the Fall and Spring semester. Also, you can go online to purchase Hood gear @


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STAY FOCUSED and Keep your eyes and ears open for exciting upcoming events!!!!! Check out the SGA news updates!



2017-2018 Campus Committees

Student Government Association Advisory Committee:
HTS Faculty Committees:
  Academic Standards and Curriculum - 
  Area III Search Committee -
  Assessment, Formation, and Outcomes - 
  Alabama Extension - 
  Community Life - 
  Information, Technology, & Systems
  Diversity Committee
  Hood Pride Committee

Weekly Chapel Services

At the heart of theological education is worship. Hood Theological Seminary gathers together for worship Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:10 a.m.   The Seminary celebrates the Lord's Supper the first Wednesday and Saturday of each month during the academic year.
Come be a part of HTS Worship Experience.  Worshiping together makes a difference!

SGA News Updates

I would like to send greetings to all the students, faculty, alumni and friends as the newly elected President of the Student Government Association for Hood Theological Seminary. The SGA Advisor, committee and I have met and we look forward to an exciting 2018 – 2019 year. The SGA Officers and committee would like to Thank you all for your encouragement and support and we all look forward to a prosperous year of Kingdom building, the betterment of Hood Theological Seminary and our communities as a whole. We (SGA) welcome suggestions, comments and questions from the student body that will be beneficial for our Hood community. Our motto is Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”, so we are anticipating a blessing. This site will be updated periodically so stay tuned for upcoming announcements. I have listed some upcoming events below so let us work together in unity and love.

Peace & Blessings to you all,

Yolanda Alston-Foster, SGA President 2018 – 2019



SGA Advisor- Dr. Dora Mbuwayesango

SGA President- Yolanda Alston-Foster

Vice President- April Hall

Secretary- Angelica Sweat

Treasurer- Eleanor Wilson

Alabama Representative - Valtoria Jackson

SGA Committee and Member’s at Large: Sandra Carter and Tonya Jackson

  • All the SGA Officers will be present on Saturday, August 11, 2018 for the new student orientation. The SGA will re do/ update the neighborhood and prayer room for all to enjoy. The SGA will have Hood merchandise for sale on site/ campus and also the website for online purchases is
    Hood Theological Seminary Pride weeks will be observed:
    August 28th - September 1st, 2018- Fall Semester
    January 29th – February 2, 2019- Spring Semester
  • During “Pride Week(s)” we will have a “Back to School Book Giveaway” in the neighborhood in which students and faculty provide used text books to give to others in need. If you have any used text books that you would like to donate, Please give them to any SGA representative.
  •  “Pride Week(s)” consists of wearing your Hood gear proudly and showing excitement for Hood Theological Seminary. (
  • The SGA will have the “Green Campaign” to focus on Recycling and Conservation education at Hood Theological Seminary. April Hall, SGA Vice President will be the lead contact with this project. April will coordinate with faculty and students regarding this project. Recycling and Conservation are essential for the environment and our communities. Contact April Hall if you would like to participate in the "Green Campaign" for recycling and conservation.
  • The SGA will distribute “Final Exam Care Packages” on the following dates: Fall Semester- Wednesday, December 5, 2018 (Yolanda and April) & Saturday, December 8, 2018 (Eleanor & Angelica); Spring Semester- Wednesday, May 8, 2019 (Yolanda & April) & Saturday, May 11, 2019 (Eleanor & Angelica).
  • The Hood Theological Seminary SGA will collaborate with Livingstone College Homecoming parade committee regarding the Hood Theological Seminary King and Queen float. Hood Theological Seminary sponsored a float in the Livingstone Homecoming parade last year and it was an exciting time for all so the SGA will hold the King and Queen competitions again this year, October, 2018. Stay Tuned for additional details. Yolanda Alston-Foster, SGA President is the lead contact for this endeavor. Anyone that would like to assist with this endeavor, Please contact Yolanda Alston-Foster @
  • “Mind, Body and Soul Sessions” consists of ministry for the holistic person (Kingdom fitness, Money Management, Strategic Collaborations to promote diversity). Angelica Sweat is the lead SGA Officer for this endeavor. Angelica will work with the faculty to implement this particular endeavor. This will also include posted testimonials from Hood students and alumni promoting mental, spiritual and emotional health. More details are forthcoming.
  • College Night: Hotdogs, Chips and drinks. This will be the first week of class and additional details will be provided. Stay Tuned!
  • Community Garden: Angelica Sweat will be the lead and will collaborate with faculty and students with this endeavor. Contact Angelica Sweat, SGA Secretary if you would like to participate in the community garden.

KEEP YOUR EYES AND EARS OPEN FOR FUTURE AND UPCOMING EVENTS…….We can not do this without you all....You are Appreciated!



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2018-19 SGA Executive Officers

President- Yolanda Alston-Foster
Vice President- April Hall
Treasurer- Eleanor Wilson
Secretary- Angelica Sweat
At-Large Member- Sandra Carter
Alabama Representative - Valtoria Jackson
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S.G.A. Officers 2018-2019


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