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Monthly archive: August 2015

Richmont Faculty Published in the Journal of Psychology & Theology

ATLANTA — AUGUST 2015 — Several Richmont Graduate University faculty members were featured authors in the most recent issue of the Journal of Psychology & Theology, a scholarly publication that focuses on the interrelationships of theological and psychological concepts.

The Summer 2015, Volume 43, Number 2 publication of the Journal of Psychology & Theology was a special issue on Religious Faith and the Virtues. The introduction to the issue was co-written by Richmont’s Dr. Timothy A. Sisemore, Director of Research and Professor of Counseling and Psychology, and Dr. Amanda M. Blackburn, Dean of Students and Assistant Professor of Counseling.

Richmont faculty members wrote or contributed to two other articles featured in the Journal of Psychology & Theology issue. Blackburn and Sisemore co-authored “Preliminary Analyses of Three Measures of Grace: Can They be Unified?” along with Dr. Rodger K. Bufford from George Fox University and Dr. Rodney L. Bassett from Roberts Wesleyan College. Blackburn also co-wrote “Rest as a Virtue: Theological Foundations and Application to Personal and Professional Life” with Richmont faculty members Dr. Jama L. White, Assistant Professor of Counseling, and Dr. Mary K. Plisco, Assistant Professor of Counseling and Director of Institutional Effectiveness.

“At Richmont, we say all the time that we are proud to have faculty members of the highest caliber. When their research and work is featured in a publication like the Journal of Psychology & Theology, we can see firsthand how well respected and highly qualified they truly are,” said Bob Rodgers, president of Richmont. “With our students learning from teachers and scholars as impressive as these, we are confident that Richmont graduates will go on to transform our community and make significant contributions to the counseling field, as well.”

The Journal of Psychology & Theology is a quarterly publication by Rosemead School of Psychology at Biola University. The articles from this issue are available for purchase or download here. Learn more about the Journal of Psychology & Theology or subscribe here.

Richmont Hosts Fundraising Event Featuring Coach Bobby Bowden

ATLANTA — AUGUST 2015 — On August 28, 2015, Richmont Graduate University will host the 2015 fundraising event for student scholarships. This Tailgate Party event will take place at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta and will feature Coach Bobby Bowden, one of the winningest coaches in college football history, as the main speaker.

Guests of the Tailgate Party will be supporting students seeking a graduate-level degree in Professional Counseling, Ministry or Psychology at Richmont. Funds will be raised through ticket sales, corporate and private sponsorships, and gifts. Richmont’s goal is to raise funds for five scholarships benefiting students on both the Atlanta and Chattanooga campuses.

Scholarships are an important part of how Richmont supports its students — in fact, more than 10 percent of the school’s students received some level of scholarship assistance during the 2014-2015 school year.

“No one should be prevented from following their passion, especially by financial barriers — that’s what we believe at Richmont, and that’s why this event is so important to us,” said Bob Rodgers, Richmont’s president. “We want to support our students in any way we can. We are so appreciative of our generous donors, partners and sponsors who help us do just that.”

In addition to the dinner and program, event attendees will have a chance to tour the College Football Hall of Fame and participate in the Chick-Fil-A Fan Experience. Additionally, sponsorships and table sales valued at $2,500 and more will include entrance to a meet and greet with Coach Bowden.

For more information, including pricing or purchasing of tickets, tables or sponsorships, visit