Recognition Ceremony -- Receiving their diplomas in Biblical Studies on Dec. 17 from Southeast Regional Biblical Institute, an extension of Samford University-Ministry Training Institute, are, first row, from left, Valencia Jackson, Catherel Barber, Twyler Williams, Clara Lyons and Louise Almo; and second row, the Rev. Linda Reed, Joe Carson Lewis, Valencia Johnson, the Rev. Johnny Johnson Jr., Carol Lee Sims, Dawn Ewing-James, Minister Nicole Moss Raby, Minister Jerald Johnson, Beverly Anderson and the Rev. Garrett P. Brown. Beverly Conish also received her diploma. The ceremony was held at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church. The Rev. Dr. DeeDee Coleman, pastor of the Russell Street Baptist Church of Detroit and president of the Council of Baptist Pastors of Detroit and Vicinity, spoke. Kevin Blackwell, director of the Ministry Training Institute, conferred the diplomas, and music was by Clarence Jones and Heritage.