February 2, 2007
For Immediate Release
Atlantic School of Theology Announces 2007 Honorees for Spring Convocation
Halifax, NS - The Rev. Canon Eric Beresford, President of Atlantic School of Theology (AST), is pleased to announce the names of those whom the Senate has chosen to be honoured at the school’s Thirty Sixth Annual Convocation, which will take place on Saturday, May 5, at All Saint’s Cathedral, Halifax.
Colonel Lawrence David MacIsaac will be awarded the degree of Doctor of Divinity (honoris causa). A graduate of AST (M.Div., 1983), and a resident of Inverness, Nova Scotia, he was appointed the first Chief Instructor at the newly-created Canadian Forces Chaplain School and Centre in 1993. Colonel MacIsaac is currently Director of Chaplain Policy and Principal Chaplain Roman Catholic. He is being honoured for his extraordinary contributions to the ecumenical and interfaith character of today’s chaplaincy services.
The Rev. Randy Townsend (Dip.Theol., 1995, M.Div., 2000), and Mr. Alan MacLean (M.Div., 1972) will be made Associates of Atlantic School of Theology. Mr. Townsend is currently Rector of St. John’s Anglican Church in Halifax. He has been involved in many aspects of the life of the school and currently is president of the AST Alumni Association.
Mr. MacLean is a lawyer with the Truro office of Patterson Law. He is a former Chair of the Board of Atlantic School of Theology, and is currently chair of the AST Self-Study Committee which is guiding the school in its preparations for its periodic accreditation visit from the Association of Theological Schools.
Canon Beresford said he was delighted that the school was able to honour three such outstanding individuals who have contributed in extraordinary ways to the ecumenical life of the church and to the wider community.
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