Waynesburg University will celebrate its 167th year and the 166th anniversary of its charter by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Tuesday, March 22. The convocation will be held in Waynesburg University’s Roberts Chapel at 11 a.m. The public is cordially invited to attend.
“Charter Day is a time to celebrate the accomplishments of Waynesburg University and reflect on our hallmark values of faith, learning and serving,” said Waynesburg University President Douglas G. Lee.
The Rev. Dr. James Gilchrist, senior pastor and head of staff at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, will address those in attendance.
Gilchrist’s outreach through mission work has led him to travel throughout the United States, Latin America and Europe. Recently, he traveled with members of Westminster to Malawi and India. He is a regular participant in the Council on Foreign Relations Workshop on Religion and International Affairs.
Gilchrist also teaches in the Doctor of Ministry program at the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, and previously taught at Carnegie Mellon University and Dickinson College.
Gilchrist holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Yale University, a Master of Divinity from Yale Divinity School, a Master of Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Master of Arts in history as well as a doctoral degree in history and policy, both from Carnegie Mellon University.
For more information, contact Mary Fox at 724-852-7677 or visit www.waynesburg.edu/charterday.
Founded in 1849 by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Waynesburg University is located on a traditional campus in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, with three additional sites located in the Pittsburgh region. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) and is one of only 21 Bonner Scholar schools in the country, offering local, regional and international opportunities to touch the lives of others through service.
Ashley Wise, Assistant Director of University Relations
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