Presiding Elder Laticia Hill Godette, CEO/Owner of Ottendorf Laboratories has presented Hood Theological Seminary President Vergel Lattimore with a donation in the amount of $48,000. This adds to the $30,000 raised by the North Eastern Episcopal District of the A.M.E. Zion Church and brings the total raised to $75,000 for Hood’s Firm Foundation Service held Wednesday, February 8, 2023. In addition, $2,000 of the $48,000 was given to cover the African Bishops.
Presiding Elder Godette graduated summa cum laude from Hood Theological Seminary in 2014 and she is a distinguished alumnus. Presiding Elder Godette has made history five times in the A.M.E. Zion Church. Most recently, Bishop Dennis Vernon Proctor appointed her as the first woman to serve as the Presiding Elder of the Camden District and in the New Jersey Annual Conference. Currently, Presiding Elder Godette is working with the seminary to establish an endowed scholarship to help students attend Hood.