Posted: Monday May 12, 2014
May 12, 2014
Saint Vincent College held its 168th annual commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 10 in the Robert S. Carey Student Center Gymnasium on the campus of Saint Vincent College.
More than 300 graduates received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in a traditional public ceremony marking the completion of their studies at Saint Vincent College.
Dr. Patrick Gallagher, a physicist and U.S. Commerce official who will become the 18th chancellor of the University of Pittsburgh on Aug. 1, was the principal speaker and was honored by Saint Vincent College president Brother Norman Hipps with an honorary doctor of science degree. Charles J. Queenan Jr., chairman emeritus with K&L Gates and a corporate lawyer whose distinguished legal career spanned nearly six decades, was also honored with the conferral of an honorary doctor of humane letters degree.
Platform participants, from left, were Rt. Rev. Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B., archabbot and chancellor, Saint Vincent College; Most Rev. Lawrence E. Brandt, bishop of Greensburg; Mr. Charles Queenan Jr., honorary doctoral degree recipient; Dr. Patrick Gallagher, honorary doctoral degree recipient and commencement speaker; Br. Norman W. Hipps, O.S.B., president, Saint Vincent College; and Mr. J. Christopher Donahue, president and CEO, Federated Investors, Inc., chairman of the Saint Vincent College board of directors. Absent from photo is Dr. Christopher McMahon, associate professor of theology and president of the faculty council, and Dr. John Smetanka, vice president for academic affairs and academic dean, Saint Vincent College.