Cabrini awarded bachelor's and master's degrees to 980 students in dual ceremonies at the College's 49th Commencement exercises on Sunday, May 17.
Kenneth F. Hackett, president of Catholic Relief Services, addressed students earning bachelor's degrees at the morning ceremony.
Two awards also were presented at the morning ceremony: Andrew Pillar '09 received the Mother Ursula Award, presented to a student who, in the opinion of his or her classmates, best fulfills the ideals of the founding president Mother Ursula Infante; and Dr. John Brown, associate professor of Mathematics, received the Lindback Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Due to the College's record number of more than 600 students receiving master's degrees, the 2009 Commencement was the first time in Cabrini history that students earning master's degrees were honored in a separate ceremony.
Dr. Janet Samuels, superintendent of the Norristown School District, addressed graduates earning master's degrees in the afternoon ceremony.