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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 review the books donated by retired clergy, students, alumni and faculty and also, if you would like to donate a used text or religious book, Please feel free to do so. You can give any used text or religious books to any SGA representative to provide for students in need. Pay it Forward and Be a Blessing to someone else! We will have a campus "Book Giveaway" during the Fall and Spring semester. Please leave the donated books either in the Campus Library or in the Student Lounge/ Neighborhood area.  Also, you can go online to purchase Hood gear @ http://hoodseminary.qbstores.com

 

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STAY FOCUSED and Keep your eyes and ears open for exciting upcoming events!!!!!  Please scroll down this page and check out the SGA news!

 
 
Consider #GIVING a $18.85 donation in Honor of Hood Theological Seminary's Founding year of "1885":
 
#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Count down to #GivingTuesday Here
 
In Honor of our (Hood Theological Seminary) founding year, 1885, the SGA will have a “Giving Tuesday SGA Challenge.” Giving Tuesday is normally the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and the SGA will be requesting that students donate/ contribute $18.85 towards this challenge. This challenge event will take place in the Aymer Center  on Wednesday, November 28th & Saturday, December 1st during lunch from 1 - 2pm. The SGA will also be giving  out "Exam Survival Kit" bags and there will be Hood gear for purchase. Please come out and join us in the Aymer Center on Wednesday, November 28th and Saturday, December 1, 2018. SGA will be having the "Exam Survival Kit" bag giveaways in April, 2019 for the Spring Semester (Wednesday, April 24 & Saturday, April 27th). Please go online and purchase your Hood gear: http://hoodseminary.qbstores.com. You can donate anytime throughout the year, The link is below:
Remember HTS!

February 6, 2019 @ 7 pm in the Aymer Center; Join us for this special, annual service sponsored by the Board of Bishops of the A.M.E. Zion Church, chaired by Bishop George E. Battle, Jr., and facilitated by Bishop Kenneth Monroe.  At this special gathering, the bishops conduct a moving and inspiring service and bring collections from their Episcopal Districts in support of the Seminary. This free event is open to the public, and all are welcome! ********* The Student Government Association will donate  $500.00 that was raised from the sale of Hood Gear/ Merchandise to the Firm Foundation to assist with student scholarships********* 

 

2017-2018 Campus Committees

Student Government Association Advisory Committee:
 
 SGA Advisor- Dr. Dora Mbuwayesango, dmbuwayesango@hoodseminary.edu
HTS Committees:
  Alabama Extension - Rev. Valtoria Jackson, pastorvaltoria@gmail.com.
  Community Life - Elliot Crowder & Mary Sturdivant (Student Representatives)
  Information, Technology, & Systems- Ryan Godfrey and Tony Brantley (Student representatives)
  Diversity Committee (Rev. Tonya Jackson, Diversity Talks) anointedfog@outlook.com  ( #704-804-  8577)
  Hood Pride Committee (SGA Officers & Representatives) Please go online and order Hood Gear/ Merchandise @ http://hoodseminary.qbstores.com
 
 
 
Consider #GIVING $18.85 Donation in Honor of Hood Theological Seminary's Founding year:
 
#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Count down to #GivingTuesday Here
 
In Honor of our (Hood Theological Seminary) founding year, 1885, the SGA will have a “Giving Tuesday SGA Challenge.” Giving Tuesday is normally the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and the SGA will be requesting that students donate/ contribute $18.85 towards this challenge. This challenge event will take place in the Aymer Center  on Wednesday, November 28th & Saturday, December 1st during lunch from 1 - 2pm. The SGA will also be giving  out "Exam Survival Kit" bags and there will be Hood gear for purchase. Please come out and join us in the Aymer Center on Wednesday, November 28th and Saturday, December 1, 2018.The SGA will sponsor the same event in April, 2019, Spring Semester ("Exam Survival Bags Giveaway on Wednesday, April 24 & Saturday, April 27). You can donate anytime throughout the year. The link is below:
Remember HTS!
 
 
February 6, 2019 @ 7 pm in the Aymer Center; Join us for this special, annual service sponsored by the Board of Bishops of the A.M.E. Zion Church, chaired by Bishop George E. Battle, Jr., and facilitated by Bishop Kenneth Monroe.  At this special gathering, the bishops conduct a moving and inspiring service and bring collections from their Episcopal Districts in support of the Seminary. This free event is open to the public, and all are welcome! ********* The Student Government Association will donate  $500.00 that was raised from the sale of Hood Gear/ Merchandise to the Firm Foundation to assist with student scholarships********* 

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! Let us be supportive of our Colleagues and Fellowship together as a community!!!!

SGA News Updates

I would like to send greetings to all the students, faculty, alumni, and friends as the 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 each of you for your encouragement and support. We look forward to a prosperous year of Kingdom building, the betterment of Hood Theological Seminary and our communities as a whole. 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. We cannot do this without you all....You are Appreciated! Contact any SGA Officer or representative, if you have any questions, suggestions or comments and if you want to participate and support any of the programs. We need and welcome your assistance! 

Peace & Blessings to you all,

Yolanda Alston-Foster, SGA President 2018 – 2019

yolandafoster180@gmail.com (C) 980-866-3550

 

**** Prayers to everyone affected by Hurricane Florence***** Prayers to everyone affected in Alabama due to the Tornado****

If any of you are in need of assistance in any way due to the Hurricane or Tornado,  Please reach out to Hood faculty or any SGA officer. We are here for you!

 

Student Government Association Contacts

  • SGA Advisor- Dr. Dora Mbuwayesango, dmbuwayesango@hoodseminary.edu.
  • SGA President- Yolanda Alston-Foster, yolandafoster180@gmail.com.
  • Vice President- April Hall, bearapril1795@gmail.com.
  • Secretary- Angellica Sweat, Angellicasweat@gmail.com.
  • Treasurer- Eleanor Wilson, ebwilson001@att.net.
  • Alabama Representative - Valtoria Jackson, pastorvaltoria@gmail.com.

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

Student Representatives: Ryan Godfrey, Tony Brantley, Elliot Crowder, and Mary Sturdivant.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

October 19th @ 6pm - Hood Opening Convocation

January 29th – February 2, 2019 – Hood Pride Week / Book Giveaway

 

Don’t forget to purchase your Hood Gear during lunch or online at http://hoodseminary.qbstores.com

 

During “Pride Week(s)” we will have a “Back to School Book Giveaway” in the neighborhood in which students and faculty provide used text or religious books to give to others in need. If you have any used text or religious books that you would like to donate, please give them to any SGA representative or take the donated books to the Library. We would like to be able to assist students in need by providing these books to them. (Pay it Forward!).  

February 6, 2019 @ 7 pm in the Aymer Center; Join us for this special, annual service sponsored by the Board of Bishops of the A.M.E. Zion Church, chaired by Bishop George E. Battle, Jr., and facilitated by Bishop Kenneth Monroe.  At this special gathering, the bishops conduct a moving and inspiring service and bring collections from their Episcopal Districts in support of the Seminary. This free event is open to the public, and all are welcome! ********* The Student Government Association will donate  $500.00 that was raised from the sale of Hood Gear/ Merchandise to the Firm Foundation to assist with student scholarships*********  

 

The SGA will distribute “Final Exam Care Packages” or "Exam Survival Kits" on the following dates: Fall Semester- Wednesday, November 28, 2018 (Yolanda and April) & Saturday, December 1, 2018 (Eleanor & Angelica); Spring Semester- Wednesday, April 24, 2019 (Yolanda & April) & Saturday, April 27, 2019 (Eleanor & Angelica); There will be board games and an ice cream social so please join us, Spring Semester, Wednesday, April 24, 2019 and Saturday, April 27, 2019; Activities will take place in the Aymer center during lunch from 1 - 2pm on the above dates.

 

UPDATES AND ADDITIONAL CAMPUS INVOLVEMENT

Community Garden Interest: Contact Angellica Sweat, SGA Secretary if you would like to participate in the community garden.Angellicasweat@gmail.com.

 

The SGA will have the “Green Campaign” to focus on Recycling and Conservation education at Hood Theological Seminary. 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 at bearapril1795@gmail.com.

 

****Due to the impact of Hurricane Florence, we have decided to not have the "King" and "Queen" contest. We feel as though our resources will be better used to assist students in need so feel free to contact a member of faculty or any SGA officer if you are need assistance due to the hurricane.*******

***Diversity Talks- Rev. Tonya Jackson, Lead Contact ( anointedfog@outlook.com or cell #: 704-804-8577).

 

KEEP YOUR EYES AND EARS OPEN FOR FUTURE AND UPCOMING EVENTS…….