The Rev. Franz S. Rigert and the Rev. Samuel Phillips were named as the 2015 Distinguished Alumni at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary’s 158th Commencement on May 15, 2015. Each year Garrett-Evangelical chooses two alumni to be honored as Distinguished Alumni. One alumnus is chosen from the most recent 25 years of graduates, and one alumnus is chosen from alumni who graduated over 25 years ago.