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Informational and inspiring lectures are not limited to the classrooms at Ancilla College. Named for Sr. Joel Lampen, Ancilla’s first president, the Lampen Lecture series was initiated by Sr. Carleen Wrasman in 2005.

For the last 12 years, the college has presented their Lampen Lecture series to the public. The Lampen Lecture series was designed to combine the universality of the Catholic Church, the international character of the PHJC, and the Earth Charter, which is a declaration of fundamental principles for building a just, sustainable, and peaceful global society.

Now the college is kicking off the Spring Lampen Lecture series for 2017. The first lecture will definitely not be one to miss as they are hosting Bishop Kevin Rhoades, the ninth Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend, and his lecture titled The Role of Young Adults in Church and Society.

“Our young people carry within them the potential to change the world for the better,” said Sr. Jolise May, vice president of mission integration. “Might I add, they are adventurers; they are risk-takers. They hold in their hands and hearts the potential and possibilities of healing a hurting world. We are pleased to have Bishop Rhoades here on the Ancilla campus to speak.”

This series is open to Ancilla students, staff, others in the PHJC ministries, as well as the general public at no charge. The Spring Lampen Schedule for 2017 is as follows:

January 25, 2017     “The Role of Young Adults in Church and Society”  

Bishop Kevin Rhoades, Diocese of Fort Wayne/South Bend  in Cana Hall   at 6:30 p.m.

February 22, 2017     Topic on Mysticism (Specific topic to be determined)

Richard Daves, PhD  in Hardesty Room (C231)   at 2:10 p.m.

March 16, 2017          Part I.  The Plight of Central American Women and Unaccompanied Children, and   United States Immigration 

Martha Villigas Miranda, MSSW  in Cana Hall at 12:45 p.m.

April 19, 2017            Part II:  The Plight of Central American Women and Unaccompanied Children, and Access to the United States Educational System.

Br. Alan Parham, FSC  in Cana Hall at 12:45 p.m.  

Ancilla College and the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ are proud to offer these lectures to anyone who might have interest in attending. If you have any questions about the details, please contact Sr. Jolise May, Vice President of Mission Integration, at or (574) 936-8898 ext. 361. We look forward to seeing you at the Lampen Lectures


Ancilla College is a liberal arts institution of higher learning sponsored by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ and is part of The Center at Donaldson. The college’s religious tradition is Roman Catholic; its climate, ecumenical. In a caring environment, Ancilla serves a diverse population, as we transform and empower students to achieve high academic goals, lifelong learning, successful careers and values-centered lives.


Ancilla College, founded in 1937, is a private, Catholic, not-for-profit, two-year college offering over two dozen associate degree programs. Students from 12 states and 15 countries live and learn at Ancilla.

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