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Memorable moments etched at the 2016 Dr. Henry Logan Starks Scholarship Dinner & Awards Ceremony.

TSD Newsroom | 2/20/2016, 9:42 a.m.
Memorable moments etched at the 2016 Dr. Henry Logan Starks Scholarship Dinner & Awards Ceremony.
AWARD WINNERS: Front row, from left: the Rev. Marilynn S. Robinson, the Rev. Dr. Andre E. Johnson, and the Rev. Panisha L. Stigger. Back row: The Memphis 13: Sharon Malone, Shelia Conway, Alvin Freeman, Dwania Kyles and Deborah A. Northcross. (Tyrone P. Easley)

These students from the Young Actors Guild Performing Arts Academy danced their way in to the hearts of MTS scholarship dinner and awards ceremony attendees. (Photo: Tyrone P. Easley)

These students from the Young Actors Guild Performing Arts Academy danced their way in to the hearts of MTS scholarship dinner and awards ceremony attendees. (Photo: Tyrone P. Easley)

Memphis Theological Seminary (MTS) presented its 29th Annual Dr. Henry Logan Starks Scholarship Dinner & Awards Ceremony Thursday, Feb. 11, at Holiday Inn at University of Memphis.

The scholarship was named for the late Rev. Dr. Henry Logan Starks, the first African American to teach at the seminary after matriculating in 1964.

The dinner and awards ceremony benefit MTS’s scholarship endowment fund, which was established to provide scholarships for full-time African-American students attending the seminary.

• The Legacy Award went to Deborah A. Northcross and The Memphis 13.

Crystal Brown, known as “Sax Lady,” plays soulful melodies at various venues throughout the region. (Photo: Tyrone P. Easley)

Crystal Brown, known as “Sax Lady,” plays soulful melodies at various venues throughout the region. (Photo: Tyrone P. Easley)

• The Rev. Dr. R. Craig Strickland received the President’s Humanitarian Award.

• The Rev. Marilynn S. Robinson, M.P.H. was tapped for the Distinguished Service Award.

•The Rev. Panisha L. Stigger netted the Outstanding African American Alumna.

• And the Rev. Dr. Andre E. Johnson was the Outstanding African American Alumnus.

Dr. Oscar Sueing playing saxophone. He is the associate pastor at Abyssinian Baptist Church. (Photo: Tyrone P. Easley)

Dr. Oscar Sueing playing saxophone. He is the associate pastor at Abyssinian Baptist Church. (Photo: Tyrone P. Easley)

MTS’s mission is “to educate and sustain men and women for ordained and lay Christian ministry in the church and the world through shaping and inspiring lives devoted to scholarship, piety and justice.”

Dr. Daniel J. Earheart-Brown, president of Memphis Theological Seminary, speaks to the audience. (Photo: Tyrone P. Easley)

Dr. Daniel J. Earheart-Brown, president of Memphis Theological Seminary, speaks to the audience. (Photo: Tyrone P. Easley)