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Bishop Dr. David Zac Niringiye to Speak at 2017 Commencements at Wheaton College

April 27, 2017

Wheaton College is pleased to announce that Bishop Dr. David Zac Niringiye will address graduates of both the College and the Graduate School in the May 2017 Commencement ceremonies. 

Bishop Niringiye will address candidates for master’s and doctoral degrees from the Wheaton College Graduate School at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 6, 2017, and candidates for the bachelor’s degree in the arts, sciences, and music education at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 7, 2017.

Bishop Niringiye, a 1987 graduate of the Wheaton College Graduate School, is internationally recognized for his work as an academic, theologian, pastor, organizational development consultant, and civic-political activist in Uganda.  In 2012, he took an early retirement from his role as Assistant Bishop of the Diocese of Kampala in order to serve the causes of social justice and good governance in Uganda.

Bishop Niringiye currently serves with several social-justice and peace campaigns, including anti-corruption advocacy as a Citizens’ Manifesto Ambassador. He is Senior Fellow with The Institute of Religion, Faith and Culture in Public Life (INTERFACE), where he leads the Religion in Public Life Project, and is also the John Stott Visiting International Scholar at Wheaton.

In addition to his M.A. in Systematic Theology from Wheaton, Bishop Niringiye holds a BSc in Physics and a Diploma in Education from Makerere University and a Ph.D. in Theology and Mission History from Edinburgh University.

Video of the graduate and undergraduate commencement ceremonies, as well as the traditional Baccalaureate Service at 9 a.m. on Sunday, May 7, will be streamed live at www.wheaton.edu/streaming, where there will be a link to archived video for on-demand viewing.

For further information about Commencement ceremonies at Wheaton College, call the Office of Media Relations at 630.752.5015.