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Wilson College Announces 2011 Commencement Speaker

Posted: March 24, 2011

3/24/2011 Dr. Hazel Henderson – an evolutionary economist, futurist and leading advocate for sustainable and ethical development - will address the graduating class at Wilson College’s 141st commencement ceremony, to be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 22.
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DATE: March 24, 2011
CONTACT: Cathy Mentzer, Manager of Media Relations
Phone: 717-264-4141, Ext. 3178
Email: cathy.mentzer@wilson.edu


CHAMBERSBURG, PA – Hazel Henderson – an evolutionary economist, futurist and leading advocate for sustainable and ethical development - will address the graduating class at Wilson College’s 141st commencement ceremony, to be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 22. The title of her speech is “Ethics and Enterprise in the Age of Light: Good Living, Appreciating Assets, in the Growing Green Economy.”

Henderson, who will receive an honorary degree from the college, is also an author, syndicated columnist and founder of Ethical Markets Media, an independent media company promoting a sustainable, green and more ethical and just economy worldwide.

She is the author of the award-winning book, “Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy” (2006) and eight other books. Henderson’s editorials appear in 27 languages and in 200 newspapers syndicated by InterPress Service. Her articles have appeared in more than 250 journals, including the Harvard Business Review, New York Times and Christian Science Monitor.

Henderson has received numerous awards and shared the 1996 Global Citizen Award with Nobel Prize winner A. Perez Esquivel of Argentina. In 2007, she was elected a Fellow to Britain’s Royal Society of Arts and was named one of the "Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior 2010" by Trust Across America.

For more information, contact Wilson College Manager of Media Relations Cathy Mentzer at 717-264-4141, Ext. 3178, or cathy.mentzer@wilson.edu.

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Wilson is an independent college with a proud history of educating women since 1869 through rigorous study of the liberal arts and sciences. Today, Wilson’s mission also includes women and men enrolled in adult degree and graduate programs. Guided by its Honor Principle and distinguished by a commitment to transformative student growth, Wilson College prepares all of its graduates for fulfilling lives and professions, ethical leadership and humane stewardship of our communities and our world.

Wilson, which is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church and located in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, offers bachelor’s degrees in 30 fields, teacher certification for college graduates and a master’s degree in education. This year, Wilson enrolled nearly 800 students from 21 states and 13 foreign countries.

Last Updated: June 30, 2011