Sewanee announces honorary degree recipients

May 13, 2010

Sewanee: The University of the South, an Episcopal Church-affiliated university in Tennessee, will present six honorary degrees during ceremonies May 14-15 marking the end of the 2009-10 academic year.

Honorary degrees at the May 14 School of Theology commencement will be presented to the Rt. Rev. Jean Zaché Duracin, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti; the Rev. Barbara Cawthorne Crafton, an Episcopal priest and founder of the Geranium Farm, an institute promoting spiritual formation; and the Rev. Joseph N. Green Jr, an Episcopal priest and civil rights advocate who made history in 1965 when he became the first African American to graduate from the University of the South.

Honorary degrees during the May 15 Baccalaureate ceremony will be presented to David M. Beckmann, a Lutheran pastor and president of Bread for the World, a Christian advocacy organization to end global hunger; Barbara Pierce Bush, a former first lady of the United States and wife of former President George H. W. Bush; and Jon Meacham, editor of Newsweek and a Pulitzer Prize-winning author.

Further information about the honorary degree recipients is available here.