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From right to left photographed is Alanna Carter and Ellin Cohen

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ (12/17/2008)(readMedia)-- Alanna Carter, a graduate student at Seton Hall University, has been named a Fall 2008 Sister Rose Thering Endowment (SRTE) Scholar. She received the Ellin and Fred Cohen Scholarship at a recent meeting of the SRTE at Seton Hall University, South Orange.

Ms. Carter's scholarship has been applied to this semester's graduate level class in Seton Hall (SHU)'s Jewish-Christian Studies Department. The Department of Jewish-Christian Studies awards both Master of Arts degrees and graduate certificates, presenting a curriculum that covers all aspects of the relationship between Jews and Christians, incorporating the values and traditions of both.

"We are delighted to have chosen Alanna Carter as the recipient of this semester's Ellin and Fred Cohen Scholarship," said Paul Gibbons, SRTE President. "Her commitment to the ethical, social and religious issues that are central to understanding today's Jews and Christians is exemplary. We are proud to have Ms. Carter as a part of Seton Hall's Jewish-Christian Studies Department."

The Sister Rose Thering Endowment was created and named in honor of Sister Rose Thering, O.P., Ph.D., in recognition and appreciation of her exemplary dedication throughout her life to improving Jewish-Christian relations through education, especially at the elementary and secondary school levels. The goals of the Endowment's programs are to reduce prejudice born of ignorance and misperception, to promote means for the conveying the richness of the Jewish and Christian traditions accurately and without bias and to foster cooperation among Jews and Christians in areas of common social welfare.

More than 350 teachers throughout New Jersey have benefited from Endowment scholarships for their studies at Seton Hall University's Jewish-Christian Studies graduate program during the past fifteen years, and have had an impact on more than 150,000 students in their classes.