Dear Sisters, faculty, staff, and students,
It is a pleasure to announce that we are very fortunate to have Sr. Helen Prejean, Sister of St. Joseph of Medaille and author of Dead Man Walking as our Commencement speaker on Saturday, May 14, 2011. A courageous, effective, and tireless advocate of social justice, Sr. Helen is known primarily as one of the leading advocates for the abolition of the death penalty.
No stranger to our campus, Sr. Helen has taught several times in our Sophia masters program.
I would like to thank Fr. Jim Conlon, Chair of the Sophia program, Dr. Beth Martin, Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Vicki Tom, Executive Assistant for their help in arranging this visit.
William J. Hynes