The Hubbard Scholars Fund
Celebrating St. Bernard's in Albany
In 2009 St. Bernard’s celebrated a 20 year partnership with the Diocese of Albany. This anniversary gave us an opportunity to acknowledge our humble beginnings and to celebrate how far we have come since that first class was offered in 1989. Today we share not only memories but also our hopes and dreams for the next twenty years!
Since establishing an Albany extension site in 1989, hundreds of women and men in our diocese have shared in the joy of theological study at St. Bernard’s. Over the years, the Albany extension site has established itself not only as a graduate school, but also as a resource for continuing education. Because of the work of St. Bernard’s, more than 150 graduates now serve in positions of leadership throughout the Albany Diocese, serving God’s people in countless ways.
To celebrate these accomplishments, St. Bernard’s has established The Hubbard Scholar Awards. These need-based scholarships are awarded to new students just beginning their journey as graduate students. Named for Bishop Howard J. Hubbard, the scholarships honor Bishop Hubbard’s early vision and steadfast commitment to bring St. Bernard’s programs to the Albany location. In keeping with Bishop Hubbard’s vision, each award encourages those men and women who are already making a difference through their ministry to explore graduate studies - without what might be an overwhelming financial burden.
We need to raise a minimum of $20,000 each year to continue to fund this initiative.
Please demonstrate you commitment to St. Bernard’s Albany by helping to support those men and women who are preparing for leadership roles in our Church. With your help, we can continue to celebrate this wonderful partnership between Rochester and Albany and encourage those who hear God’s call to more fully understand God’s promise for all of us.
For more information about how you can make a donation, please contact Sister Katherine Hanley, Associate Dean, (518) 453-6760 or by email, Kitty.Hanley@rcda.org.