Contact: Levente Smith
SMU News and Communications
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February 2, 2006

BISHOP HUIE TO RECEIVE DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD

SMU’s Perkins School of Theology will honor Bishop Janice Riggle Huie with its 2006 Distinguished Alumni Award.

Huie earned her Master of Theology degree from Perkins in 1973 and is the current bishop of the Houston Area of The United Methodist Church. She was elected to the episcopacy in July 1996 and was appointed to the Houston area in 2004.

Huie will assume the office of President of the Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church in May. Dean William B. Lawrence will present the award at a Feb. 7 luncheon during the annual Ministers Week on the SMU campus. 

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