Dan Heischman Receives Honorary Doctorate From Berkeley Divinity School at Yale

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[Berkeley Divinity School at Yale] At the Berkeley Convocation Evensong on October 12, 2011, in Marquand Chapel, Berkeley Divinity School at Yale (BDS) awarded an honorary doctorate degree to the Rev. Daniel R. Heischman, D.Min., and three other distinguished servants of the Church and society.

Mr. Heischman was awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree for his many years of distinguished service to Episcopal schools and universities. The citation for his honor acknowledged his work as a force for growth and change in this field, and an interpreter of schools to the Church and the Church to schools.

He has served as an instructor and associate headmaster at several institutions, including St. Alban’s School, Washington, D.C, and as the chaplain at Trinity College in Hartford. He was instrumental in establishing that college’s first Muslim chaplaincy with the help of Hartford Seminary. In addition, he has contributed to many BDS initiatives, helping BDS to launch its Educational Leadership and Ministry Program and serving as president of its Graduate Society.

Honored along with Mr. Heischman were:

  • The Rev. Stephen Green, Baron Green of Hurstpierpoint, Minister of Trade for the United Kingdom, Anglican priest, board member of the Anglican Investment Agency Trust, and writer
  • The Rev. Dr. Marilyn McCord Adams, former Horace Tracy Pitkin Professor of Historical Theology at Yale University, the first woman to serve as Regius Professor of Divinity at Oxford University, and now Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Mr. David Carson, former president of People’s Bank, and a business, church, and educational leader

For more information about all the honorary degree recipients, read the press release.