Please join us for the interfaith Baccalaureate service, held Saturday, May 25, from 10 to 11 a.m. in Johnson Chapel. Readings and music will be provided by graduating students as well as Religious & Spiritual Life staff. The Baccalaureate address, “Shaping Your Soul Network,” will be delivered by Dr. Asha Shipman. Shipman earned a B.A. in biology at Mount Holyoke College, an M.S. in ecology from the University of Connecticut, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in anthropology also from UConn. She is an experienced educator, having taught for almost 20 years at the high school, college and university levels. Shipman joined the Yale University Chaplain’s Office in 2013 in a part-time position, and in 2016 she became the second (and only female) Hindu chaplain with a full-time university appointment in the U.S. Shipman has created papers, blogs and podcasts on the spiritual support offered to Hindu students at U.S. colleges and universities and is actively forming a Hindu Chaplains Association. She is a contributor to the first book on Hindu chaplaincy in the United States, coming out this fall, entitled Hindu Approaches to Spiritual Care.

Baccalaureate is sponsored by Religious & Spiritual Life. For further information, contact Harrison Blum at (413) 542-8149 or hblum@amherst.edu. All are welcome.

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Harrison Blum
(413) 542-8149
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