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Ethical Markets Media Founder Hazel Henderson to Address Wilson Graduates

Posted: May 16, 2011

5/16/2011 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.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: May 16, 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 topic of Henderson’s address to Wilson graduates is, “Ethics and Enterprise in the Age of Light: Good Living and Appreciating Assets in the Growing Green Economy.”

Henderson, who will receive an honorary doctor of humane letters 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.

This year, 87 students will receive bachelor’s and associate degrees during Wilson’s commencement ceremony, which will be held outside on the college’s main green. (In case of rain, the ceremony will be held in Laird Hall.) In addition, 17 graduates of Wilson’s Master of Education program will receive their degrees and another 78 certificates will be granted to college graduates who are completing the teacher intern program at Wilson.

During the commencement ceremony, two former Wilson College trustees will be honored. Trustee emerita status will be conferred on Carol Schaaf Heppner, Wilson Class of 1964. Heppner served on the board of trustees from 1990 to 2001 and was board secretary for three years.

The Rev. James D. Brown will be given an honorary doctor of divinity degree. Brown, who is pastor of Harrisburg’s Market Square Presbyterian Church, served as a Wilson trustee from 2000 to 2009.

Wilson’s outgoing president, Dr. Lorna Duphiney Edmundson, also will be honored during the commencement ceremony. President emerita status will be conferred on Edmundson, who is retiring in June after 10 years of service.

A baccalaureate service will be held at 10 a.m. in Alumnae Chapel at Thomson Hall.

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