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Installation of the Harrell F. Beck Chair of Hebrew Scripture

After over 30 years of work and the support of nearly 700 STH alumni and friends, Boston University School of Theology is thrilled to announce that the funds have been raised to officially fund its first chair in Biblical Studies, the Harrell F. Beck Chair of Hebrew Scripture. Former School of Theology Professor Harrell F. Beck (STH’45, GRS’54) had a profound influence on many, who to this day remain faithful to his teaching, preaching, and counsel. On Wednesday, September 27th, Katheryn Pfisterer Darr will be installed as the first Harrell Beck Professor. This will mark STH's third faculty chair installation (the second of its “On a Mission” campaign) and the first chair in biblical studies. Almost 30 years of giving has made this reality possible.


  • 9:30am: Reception at the School of Theology, Room 325, 745 Commonwealth Avenue

  • 11am: Service of Installation in Marsh Chapel, Dr. Katheryn Pfisterer Darr preaching

  • 12pm: Luncheon and Celebration, Castle and Bay State Rooms, Florence and Chafetz Hillel House, 213 Bay State Rd, Boston, MA 02215

If you are unable to attend, watch the service here: Livestream page at 11am EST on 9/27.

If you plan to attend, CLICK HERE to register!

For updates and pictures, be sure to CLICK HERE to visit the Harrell Beck Facebook page.