Ashland Seminary Students Inducted into Honor Society

Dr. Paul Overland (far left) joins Ashland Theological Seminary students (l-r) Joseph A. Ellis, Ashley R. Kronick and Stacey S. Richter as they celebrate their induction into Eta Beta Rho, the national scholastic honor society for students of Hebrew language and culture.

4/26/16 ASHLAND, Ohio – Three Ashland Theological Seminary students -- Joseph A. Ellis, Ashley R. Kronick and Stacey S. Richter – have been inducted into Eta Beta Rho, the national scholastic honor society for students of Hebrew language and culture.

The induction ceremony for the three students of Classical Hebrew at the seminary took place on April 25 and included the award and lapel pins presentation by Dr. L. Daniel Hawk and their instructor Dr. Paul Overland. Hawk and Overland are members of the Biblical Studies faculty of Ashland Theological seminary.

Although Classical Hebrew is offered in over 330 universities and seminaries nationwide, only an estimated 10 percent employ modern Second Language Acquisition methods for learning this language of antiquity. At ATS, students learn via modern language methods, thanks in part to textbook and web-based materials that grew out of a grant-funded project led by Overland (Learning Biblical Hebrew Interactively [Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2014]).

Eta Beta Rho is the honor society branch of the National Association of Professors of Hebrew, headquartered at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  The letters H-B-R represent the word “Hebrew.”

Ashland Theological Seminary is a graduate division of Ashland University. With campuses in Ashland, Detroit, Cleveland and Columbus, Ashland Theological Seminary integrates theological education with Christ-centered transformation as it equips men and women for ministry in the church and the world.