WASHINGTON, D.C., FEB. 3, 2011
Culture of Life Senior Fellow Christian Brugger Receives Seminary's First Endowed Chair
by Julie Filby, Denver Catholic Register
The first endowed chair in the 11-year history of Denver's St. John Vianney Theological Seminary was awarded last week.
On Jan. 28 the James Francis Cardinal Stafford Chair of Moral Theology was given to E. Christian Brugger, Ph.D., professor of moral theology at the seminary since 2008.
An endowed chair, or endowed professorship, is a position permanently paid for with revenue from a donor, specifically set up for that purpose. Chairs are held by faculty members who have distinguished themselves in their field.
"An endowed chair is among the most important gifts to higher education, a vital tool to ensure faculty excellence," said academic dean Father Andreas Hoeck at the faculty appreciation luncheon when introducing the chair. "Holding such a chair is considered to be an honor in the academic world."
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