DONALDSON –Dr. Ken Zirkle, interim president of Ancilla College, was the featured presenter for the first Ancilla College Lampen Lecture of the fall semester, which took place Wednesday, September 24th.
The title of the lecture was “Two-Year Colleges: Blessings, Opportunities, Challenges.” Sister Jolise May, coordinator of mission integration at Ancilla College explained,” Sr. Joel Lampen, for whom the lectures are named, said in the 1970 president’s report ‘a College must not be operated as a mass production factory, but as a custom shop in which each product is crafted with loving care’.”
She continued, “Dr. Zirkle reiterated these same thoughts as he shared his insights as to the ‘blessings, opportunities and challenges of two-year colleges.’ We have not lost sight of our mission ‘to transform and empower students.’ The task is daunting, but all things are possible when we work together to accomplish our goals.”
The Lampen Lecture Series is free lectures open to the public and is held in room C231(Hardesty Room) at Ancilla College. The series was named for Sr. Joel Lampen, the first president of Ancilla College, who opened the doors of Ancilla to the local community.
The Lampen Lecture Series was designed to combine the universality of the Catholic Church, the international character of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, who sponsor Ancilla College, and the Earth Charter to promote thinking beyond one’s own experiences and interests.