People: Alice Hunt, Vic Jameson
Chicago Theological Seminary has named Hebrew Bible scholar Alice Hunt as the 12th president in its 153-year history, to succeed Susan Thistlethwaite, who returns to teaching after serving for a decade as the United Church of Christ–related seminary’s first woman president. Hunt, who was associate dean of Vanderbilt University Divinity School, will be installed in her new post in the fall.
Victor “Vic” Jameson, 83, an engaging writer who covered a generation of Presbyterian news, died May 18 in a Santa Fe, New Mexico, nursing facility as a result of complications from a fall at his home last August. Jameson was a director of the Presbyterian information office in New York City from 1964 to 1983, then moved to Atlanta as editor of Presbyterian Survey (later Presbyterians Today), a magazine for the newly merged Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Jameson moved to Louisville, Kentucky, when the PCUSA relocated its headquarters there in 1988. He officially retired in 1991 but continued to write and edit up to his death, colleagues said.
Gospel singer and songwriter Joyce “Dottie” Rambo died in a tour bus accident May 11 in Missouri. Rambo, 74, was in a tour bus that struck an embankment near Mount Vernon, Missouri, after running off the highway. The Tennessee resident published more than 2,500 songs, including “We Shall Behold Him,” which was named the 1982 Gospel Music Association’s song of the year. Her songs were recorded by musical luminaries such as Elvis Presley, Whitney Houston, Sandi Patty and Dolly Parton.