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Baccalaureate Speaker

E. Patel

This year’s Baccalaureate speaker will be Dr. Eboo Patel, the founder and executive director of the Interfaith Youth Core in Chicago. Dr. Patel earned his doctorate in the sociology of religion from the University of Oxford. He is an Ashoka Fellow as well, selected as part of an elite international network of “social entrepreneurs” implementing ideas with the potential to change the pattern of our society. Dr. Patel also serves on the Board of Directors of the International Interfaith Centre and the Interfaith Initiative of the Points of Light Foundation and is president of the board of CrossCurrents magazine. Dr. Patel has been named one of the “thirty social visionaries under thirty changing the world” by Utne magazine.

The Baccalaureate Ceremony is Sunday, May 15, at 1:30 and 3 p.m., in Irvine Auditorium. It is an interfaith ceremony that includes music, readings, prayers and the baccalaureate address. Two ceremonies are held in order to accommodate all who wish to attend. No tickets are required.

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  Almanac, Vol. 51, No. 27, April 5, 2005

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