2012 Distinguished Award Recipient
Rev. Dr. Randolph Nugent T’60 received his bachelor and master of arts degrees from Hunter College, University of the City of New York (1955, 1957), a master of divinity from Drew University (1960), a doctor of ministry from New York Theological Seminary (1969) and a master of urban planning from New York University (1967). He has also studied at the University of Bonn and the University of Heidelberg. Dr. Nugent served with the General Board of Global Ministries from 1972 to 2004 in several key roles. At the time, the Board of Global Ministries included the Women’s Division which supervised the work of more than a million members of United Methodist Women, one of the largest voluntary organizations of women in the nation. Dr. Nugent served as the associate general secretary from 1972 to 1981 and then served as the general secretary from 1981 to 2002. He then became a consultant for the General Board of Global Ministries from 2002 to 2004. He was responsible for presentations regarding missions that trained pastors in theological seminaries and schools around the world.
After his service to the General Board of Global Ministries, Dr. Nugent served as the pastor of Vanderveer Park United Methodist Church (Brooklyn, N.Y.). He has served as a pastor at Brooks Memorial United Methodist Church (Queens, N.Y.), Van Alst Avenue United Methodist Church (Long Island City, N.Y.), and First United Methodist Church (Albany, N.Y.) and at the United Methodist Inner City Ministry, Troy Annual Conference, UMC. Dr. Nugent is married to Barbara Montgomery, who before retirement served as the chief librarian for the New York State Library for the Blind and Handicapped. They have two daughters, Patricia Nugent and Melissa Brown, who is mother of their three grandchildren, Ceili, Ellis and Jennifer.