ESR Announces 2017-18 Nancy K. Mullen Scholarship Recipient

ESR is pleased to announce the recipient of the Nancy Kortepeter Mullen Scholarship for the 2017-18 school year, Julie Hliboki.

Julie is an ESR Access student from Atlanta, Georgia working toward her M.A. degree. She has an interfaith background, is currently a member of Atlanta Friends Meeting, and is a commissioned and endorsed Quaker Interfaith Chaplain.

"I have embarked upon this path of study in response to the work I have been led into as a second career, and have subsequently undertaken – health care chaplaincy and spiritual care for children and the elderly, two of our most vulnerable and marginalized populations," Julie stated in her application.

She has extensive hospital chaplaincy experience and has written two books based on her time spent in that role. Julie is currently the Director of Spiritual Care and Chaplain of two affordable care senior independent living communities. 

She shared that her degree from ESR will "help me shape my Quaker theological perspective more deeply, particularly around the nature of suffering that I witness everyday in the communities, and minister more effectively."

The Nancy Kortepeter Mullen Scholarship was established in 1998 by the Mullen family and other special friends to honor the courage and compassion of Nancy Mullen, the wife of former ESR Dean Tom Mullen. The scholarship is offered to an ESR student regardless of age, gender or denominational affiliation, or whether they are residential or Access, or seeking an M.Div. or an M.A. degree. Some of the characteristics which the recipient is chosen for include courage of conviction, compassion for those with particular needs, and a hunger for learning.

We are thankful to have Julie as a part of the ESR community and wish her the best as she completes her studies and continues her ministry work in the world!