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Commencement Weekend 2017

一道本不卡免费高清67th Commencement: Sunday, May 21, 2017

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Undergraduate Events

Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.
Held outside on Bellarmine Lawn

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Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.
一道本不卡免费高清 Held outside on Bellarmine Lawn

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2017 Guest Speakers

一道本不卡免费高清Undergraduate Commencement Speaker — Rev. Jeffrey P. von Arx, S.J.

Rev. Jeffrey P. von Arx, S.J.Fr. von Arx served for 12 years as the eighth president of Fairfield University, assuming the position in 2004. While at Fairfield, Fr. von Arx placed an emphasis on diversity and service. He established the Center for Faith and Public Life, which prepares students to be global citizens; generates research-based solutions; and creates a public forum for dialogue on issues where faith and public life intersect. Additionally, he created the President’s Institutional Diversity Counsel, charged with evaluating, reviewing and assessing the University’s progress as it strengthens its multicultural education and environment. Prior to his appointment as President, Fr. von Arx served as Dean of Fordham College at Rose Hill, from 1998 to 2004, and prior to that served as Chairman of the Department of History at Georgetown University and in other posts. Fr. von Arx graduated from Princeton University in 1969 and entered the Society of Jesus that summer. He subsequently earned an MA and M.Phil. in history at Yale University and completed his PhD there in 1980. A year later, Fr. von Arx received an M.Div. from the Weston School of Theology and was ordained a priest. Fr. von Arx is currently the Superior Of LaFarge House in Cambridge, Mass., a residence for Jesuits at Harvard University.



Graduate Commencement Speaker — Juanita James, President and CEO of Fairfield County’s Community Foundation.

Juanita JamesAs the president and CEO of Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, Ms. James exemplifies the character that is valued and encouraged at Fairfield University. Fairfield County’s Community Foundation is a collection of charitable funds established by individuals, families, public charities and businesses aimed to generate an ongoing and steady resource for community giving. James has received numerous awards as a result of her leadership and volunteer service, including the NAACP “100 Most Influential Blacks in Connecticut;” the 2012 Stamford Public Education Foundation’s “Excellence in Education,” award, which recognizes people who have made an impact on public education; the 2010 “Light a Fire Award” from Moffley Media, which salutes individuals who have gone above and beyond in giving back to their community; and Stamford’s “Citizen of the Year” in 2010. James is currently the director of the Asbury Automotive Group and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors; a corporator for First County Bank; a trustee of the University of Connecticut and Lesley University in Cambridge; and a trustee emerita of Princeton University. Mrs. James will also be receiving an honorary Doctor of Laws degree during the graduate commencement ceremony.

一道本不卡免费高清Ms. James will also receive an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Fairfield University during the Commencement ceremony.

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