Berkeley to Confer Honorary Degrees, Sponsor Pitt Lecture

During Convocation Week 2011, the Berkeley Divinity School is conferring honorary doctorate degrees upon four individuals: the Rev. Stephen Green, minister of trade for the British government and former head of HSBC Holdings; the Rev. Marilyn Adams, distinguished research professor of philosophy, UNC Chapel Hill; the Rev. Daniel Heischman, executive director of the National Association of Episcopal Schools; and David E. Carson, former president of People’s Bank and former treasurer of the BDS Board of Trustees. These degrees will be awarded during Evensong at 5:30 in Marquand Chapel on Oct. 12.

Also on Oct. 12 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., the Rev. Stephen Green will deliver the Pitt Lecture. Louis Wetherbee Pitt (1893-1959) was a distinguished alumnus and trustee of Berkeley and a wise and loving pastor. Because of his deep concern for preaching and worldwide cooperation among Christians, his family graciously established the Louis Wetherbee Pitt Memorial Fund to provide for lectures by distinguished preachers and world Christians. The Fund was augmented in 1989 as a memorial also to Blanche Parmelee Pitt (1896-1987), Dr. Pitt’s beloved wife.
All are welcome to attend the Pitt Lecture and Evensong.

Posted: 08/01/2011