Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony Speaker:James J. Maguire Sr.
Graduate Commencement Ceremony Speaker:John R. McConnell
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James J. Maguire Sr., chairman emeritus and founder of Philadelphia Insurance Companies, will address bachelor’s degree candidates and receive an honorary doctor of humane letters at Cabrini College’s undergraduate Commencement on Sunday, May 19.
John R. McConnell, founder and first president of Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School, will address master’s degree candidates and receive an honorary doctor of humane letters at the College’s graduate Commencement later that day.
“The College’s Commencement speakers are remarkable role models for our graduates,” said Marie Angelella George, Ph.D., college president. “Both are dedicated leaders in Philadelphia, and have strong commitments to education.”
“Jim Maguire supports education through his foundation, and his generosity has directly impacted Cabrini students. John McConnell has provided a breath of fresh air to high school students with the recent opening of Cristo Rey High School in Philadelphia, an independent Catholic high school for students who otherwise couldn’t afford a private education.”
The Mother Ursula Award—named for the founder of the College—also will be presented at Cabrini’s Commencement.
The award is given to a senior who, in the opinion of classmates, has best fulfilled the ideals of the College through academic achievement, participation in extracurricular activities, leadership, and service to classmates and the College.