Penn Plans Memorial for President Emeritus Sheldon Hackney: March 27

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | | 215-898-1422March 21, 2014

The University of Pennsylvania will hold a memorial service for Sheldon Hackney (Dec. 5, 1933–Sept. 12, 2013), former University of Pennsylvania president on March 27.

WHAT:Memorial service for Sheldon Hackney, former University of Pennsylvania president.

Penn President Amy Gutmann invites the University and wider community to celebrate the life of Penn President Emeritus Sheldon Hackney (Dec. 5, 1933–Sept. 12, 2013) 

Featured speakers: 

Amy Gutmann, president, University of Pennsylvania
Thomas Ehrlich, visiting professor, Stanford Graduate School 
of Education
Drew Gilpin Faust, president, Harvard University
The Rev. Timothy Safford, rector, Christ Church, Philadelphia
Barbara D. Savage, Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American 
Social Thought and professor and chair of the Department of Africana Studies
Fain Hackney, Dr. Hackney’s son

Featured performers:

Danielle Harris, vocalist
Erol Danon, pianist
The Glee Club, University of Pennsylvania

WHEN:Thursday, March 27, 2014
4-5 p.m. Memorial program (open to the public)
5-6 p.m. Reception (open to the public)

Irvine Auditorium
3401 Spruce St.
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia


RSVP requested at

Click here to view a live webcast of the service.