2014 Goshen College graduation ceremony to feature speech by former GC professor

This year's graduation ceremony will include a speech from a former Goshen College professor who has worked with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Posted on March 26, 2014 at 11:30 a.m.

GOSHEN — Graduating Goshen College students will be hearing from one of their own at this year's commencement

Joyce Lehman, a former Goshen College professor who's also worked with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, will speak to the 238 graduates on “The Imperative of Providence," according to a statement from the college.

Lehman taught business classes at Goshen College from 1997 to 1999 and worked as an accountant. 

Later, she joined the Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA) and provided training and consulting services for micro-finance institutions in many different countries.

Lehman currently works as an independent technical adviser to donor organizations that fund projects with a focus on financial inclusion. She's especially interested how technology can be used to help people in impoverished countries access financial services.

Her speech is scheduled for 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 27 at the Roman Gingerich Recreation-Fitness Center.

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