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Fuller Theological Seminary Announces the 50th Anniversary Celebration of Centro Latino

Centro Latino CelebrationThis year marks the 50th anniversary of Centro Latino at Fuller Theological Seminary, a milestone that celebrates half a century of theological education and ministerial transformation among Latino leaders in the United States and globally. Since its inception in 1974, Centro Latino has been a catalyst for spiritual and academic growth for hundreds of students and professionals.

To commemorate this significant milestone, Fuller Theological Seminary is thrilled to invite past and present students, faculty, staff, and friends to a Gala Dinner on Saturday, October 12, 2024, at 6:00 PM at the Fuller Theological Seminary campus in Pasadena, California.

Dr. Samuel Pagán, a distinguished biblical scholar and theologian, will serve as the keynote speaker at the event. His insights and contributions to Latino theological education have been instrumental in shaping the center’s curriculum and outreach.

“The Gala Dinner not only celebrates the past achievements of our Centro Latino but also aims to propel us into the future with renewed commitment,” said Dr. Pagán. “We look forward to gathering with those who have been part of our journey and those who support our mission.”

The event will also feature the launch of the Book of Gratitude and Honor, a special initiative to commemorate the personal and professional impacts of Centro Latino. Attendees and supporters are invited to contribute to this book, which will be available digitally and displayed during the gala. Each donation made through the Gratitude and Honor Cards will directly support the Centro Latino Scholarship Fund, aiding Latino leaders in their master’s and doctoral theological studies.

“This book represents the voices of gratitude and honor from our community,” stated Rev. Dr. Alexia Salvatierra Academic Dean, Centro Latino. “It allows us to celebrate and remember the profound influence our faculty and programs have had on countless lives.”

Tickets for the gala and participation in the Book of Gratitude and Honor are available online. For more information or to RSVP for the event, please visit Fuller Theological Seminary’s 50th Anniversary Gala Tickets.

Event Details:

Date: Saturday, October 12, 2024
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Samuel Pagán
RSVP and Donations: Event Registration and Donation Page

Join us as we honor the past, celebrate the present, and look forward to a future of continued excellence in Latino theological education.


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