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Sharon Daloz Parks explores role that college plays in helping young adults

Oct. 15, 2003

Sharon Daloz Parks, associate director and member of the faculty of the Whidbey Institute, near Seattle, recently spent two days at Augsburg College sharing her gifts with students, faculty and staff through seminars, chapel talk and special luncheons. Park‚s presentation explored the role that college can play in helping young adults in the "twenty-something" years search for place and purpose in a changing world, and ask new questions
of meaning and faith before making formative life decisions.

Prior to being with the Whidbey Institute for Earth, Spirit and Human Future, Parks held faculty and senior research positions at Harvard Divinity School, Harvard Business School, the Kennedy School of Government and the Weston School of Theology. She is co-author of „Common Fire: Leading Lives of Commitment in a Complex World, "Can Ethics Be Taught?: To Act Justly, Love Tenderly, Walk
Humbly," and author of "Big Questions, Worthy Dreams: Mentoring Young Adults in Their Search for Meaning, Purpose and Faith."
Parks was on campus as part of the 2003-2004 Augsburg Convocation Series, "Making the Most of Your Gifts." Her visit was funded by a grant from the Lilly Endowment, Inc.