Marian College's 71st commencement will take place Saturday, May 10, 2008 at the Allen Whitehill Clowes Amphitheater. Over 380 degrees will be conferred that day.
Also that day, there will be a Delta Epsilon Sigma induction at 8:45 a.m., followed by a Kappa Gamma Pi induction at 9 a.m..; both ceremonies will be in Bishop Chartrand Memorial Chapel. Commencement will begin at 10 a.m. There will be a luncheon immediately following the ceremony; everyone is invited.
This year, more than 300 students will participate in graduation. This year will mark the sixth class of graduates from the Master of Arts in Teaching program and the second class of San Damiano Scholars to graduate. Also, there will be a record number of graduates from Marian's Adult Programs.
This year’s honorary degree recipients include Mary McNulty Young ’47, a Marian College trustee and former attorney (doctor of humanities), and William A. Cook, CEO of Cook Group Inc. (doctor of business).
This year’s commencement speaker will be Arturo Sarukhán Casamitjana, the current Ambassador of Mexico to the United States and a former consul general at New York City. He will speak about Mexico-United States relations. He will also receive an honorary degree, a doctor of international relations.