Fairfield University's 63rd Commencement Media Advisory

Media Advisory

What: Fairfield University's 63rd Commencement

When: Sunday, May 19, 2013

Undergraduate Ceremony: 9:30 a.m.

Graduate Ceremony: 3 p.m.

Image: M GaranziniUndergraduate Commencement Speaker:
Reverend Michael J. Garanzini, S.J.,
President, Loyola University Chicago and General Secretary for Higher Education for the Society of Jesus (Chicago, IL)

Graduate Commencement Speaker:
Dr. Patrick W. Kelley
'76, Director, Board on Global Health for the Institute of Medicine of the U.S. National Academies. (Silver Spring, MD)

Honorary Degree:
Sister Maureen Clark, CSJ,
Sister of St. Joseph. (Pittsburgh, PA)

Honorary Degree:
Sister Patricia Farrell, OSF, LCSW, LMHP, Sister of St. Francis of the Holy Family. (Dubuque, IA)

Honorary Degree:
William P. McDonald
'75, The New York Times. (New York, NY)

Where: Bellarmine Lawn, outdoors, in back of Bellarmine Hall, on the Fairfield University campus, in Fairfield, CT.

Fairfield University Media Credentials are required (in advance) to attend Commencement Ceremonies

Contact: Mike Horyczun, mhoryczun@fairfield.edu, or call (203) 254-4000, ext. 2647. Media are advised to enter via the "Jogues Hall" gate, off Round Hill Road, where they will be directed to a reserved parking area near Canisius Hall. 

Same-Day HD footage available: Commencement B-roll and Sound bites from keynote speakers can be downloaded at:

Downloads will be available by: 2 p.m. (EST) for theUndergraduate Commencement; 6:15 p.m. (EST) for the Graduate Commencement on Sunday, May 19, 2013.

Undergraduate and Graduate ceremonies will be streamed live at http://www.fairfield.edu/commencement

Live audio of the Undergraduate Ceremony will be available on WVOF-FM, 88.5, and online at www.wvof.org

For updated information: http://www.fairfield.edu/commencement

Fairfield University's 63rd Commencement Speakers

Undergraduate Ceremony:
Reverend Michael J. Garanzini, S.J.,
president of Loyola University Chicago,in Chicago, IL, and General Secretary for Higher Education for the Society of Jesus. Father Garanzini is active in community service and is known for his work on behalf of children and families. He is a frequent speaker and has published many books and articles on issues such as child and family therapy, moral development, and Catholic education.

Graduate Ceremony:
Patrick W. Kelley
'76, P'12, MD, DrPH, is the Director of the Board on Global Health for the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the U.S. National Academies. Dr. Kelley has overseen a portfolio of IOM expert consensus studies and convening activities on a variety of subjects. He also directs the African Science Academy Development Initiative. Dr. Kelley lives in Silver Spring, MD, with his wife, Michele (Fairfield '76) and is the father of two adult children, John (Boston College '07) and Maureen (Fairfield '12).

Fairfield University's 63rd Commencement Honorary Degree Recipients

In addition to the speakers, honorary degrees will be bestowed on the following:

Sister Maureen Clark, CSJ, is a Sister of St. Joseph from Pittsburgh, PA. Sister Maureen worked in the correction system for nearly four decades, most recently in Massachusetts, and mainly working with the female offender population. A highlight of her ministry has been in the creation of programs that help reconcile and reunify women with their children and families.

Sister Patricia Farrell, OSF, LCSW, LMHP, is a Sister of St. Francis of the Holy Family, Dubuque, IA. Sister Pat did pastoral work and community organizing in San Antonio, Texas, leading her eventually to 20 years in Latin America, beginning in Chile and ending in El Salvador. She is currently part of the leadership team of the Sisters of St. Francis of Dubuque, Iowa, and the immediate past president of Leadership Conference of Women Religious.

William P. McDonald '75, has been with The New York Times since 1988. He has held editorial positions on the Metropolitan, National, Culture, and Obituary desks. He was part of a team that won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for National News. As Obituaries editor, he has edited two recent annual collections. He is the fourth Fairfield graduate from his family. The others are his older brother, James E. McDonald '66, his wife Irene Leopold McDonald '84, and a cousin, Ann McDonald Langan '74. Mr. McDonald resides in New York, NY.

On Campus Viewing Options: There are several closed-circuit viewing locations offered. Guests are welcome to view undergraduate and graduate commencement ceremonies indoors from any one of the following locations on campus that will provide closed-circuit viewing (on large screens): Quick Center - Kelley Theatre; Barone Campus Center - Oak Room, The Stag, The Mezzanine, Lower Level Lobby, Conference Room 200; and Gonzaga Hall Auditorium.

*In case of severe weather, the ceremonies will be held in Alumni Hall.
 Visit www.fairfield.edu for any notice of change of venue on day of events.

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Media Contact: Mike Horyczun, (203) 254-4000 ext. 2647, mhoryczun@fairfield.edu

Posted on May 10, 2013

Vol. 45, No. 284

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