This year's UDM Commencement ceremonies celebrated the accomplishments of several hundred new graduates, as well as some very special guests. In honor of the 50th anniversary of their Commencement, the Class of 1952 was invited to join in the festivities on the McNichols Campus May 11. Thirty-two members of the class, along with spouses, family and friends, participated in the Commencement mass, brunch, the procession, the ceremony, and the reception sponsored by the UDM Alumni Association. Other special guests included this year's honorary degree recipients. Click on the links below to view the Commencement Citations that were presented to each honoree:
Mary Justine Sabourin, RSM, Ph.D., Educator, Scholar, Historian, received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree
Warren L. Loranger, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Artist, received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree
Herman J. Muller, S.J., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Historian, received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree
The Honorable Maura Corrigan, Chief Justice, Michigan Supreme Court, received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree
Marcia A. Boyd, D.D.S., Professor Emerita, University of British Columbia, received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree
Commencement day is a grand celebration for the University and its graduates, and it represents an amalgamation of hundreds of individual, inspirational stories. Two of these stories are part of this web site:
Jonathan Sanders (Business Administration, 2002), this year's valedictorian, presented an inspirational speech at the McNichols Commencement ceremony.
Congratulations to all 2002 graduates!