The archdiocese’s three Catholic colleges have announced speakers for May commencement ceremonies.
Loyola College in Maryland, Baltimore, will welcome “60 Minutes” CBS correspondent Lesley Stahl to their 156th commencement exercises May 17. Ms. Stahl will receive an honorary doctor of humane letters degree.
“Ms. Stahl has long exemplified the very best in American journalism,” said Father Brian F. Linnane, S.J., president. “I am delighted that she has agreed to speak to our graduating class, and I am confident that her experiences, insights and perspective on the most critical issues in today’s society will prove inspiring to our graduates.”
More than 1,600 baccalaureate and advanced degrees will be conferred during the exercises at Baltimore’s 1st Mariner Arena.
Graduating students from College of Notre Dame of Maryland, Baltimore, will wait for their names to be called May 24 after hearing Doreen Bolger, director of The Baltimore Museum of Art, at their 113th commencement address at the Baltimore Convention Center.
Nearly 900 students from the Women’s College, Accelerated College, Weekend College and Graduate Studies programs will receive degrees, marking the largest number of graduates ever at the college.
Dr. Bolger also will be presented with a doctor of humane letters, honoris causa.
“Dr. Bolger is an extraordinary example of a successful woman who is a leader in her field,” said Dr. Mary Pat Seurkamp, president.
During Mother’s Day weekend, Archbishop Edwin F. O’Brien will present the address May 11 at Mount St. Mary’s University’s 200th bicentennial commencement exercises.
“Mount St. Mary’s University is the oldest Catholic university in Maryland and to have Archbishop O’Brien speak at commencement is a privilege and honor,” said Thomas H. Powell, president. “His service to the church and state is a model to us all.”