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MEDIA ALERT: NORMAN AUGUSTINE AND SISTER CAROL KEEHAN TO GIVE
MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY COMMENCEMENT ADDRESSES
Father David O'Connell; Preston C. and Jeanne Caruthers also to be honored

EVENT DATE: Sunday, May 9, 2009

  EVENT: Marymount University's 59th Commencement Ceremonies
More than 400 undergraduates and 300 graduate students will walk the stage at D.A.R. Constitution Hall to receive their degrees. Norman R. Augustine will give the undergraduate Commencement Address; Sister Carol Keehan, DC, will give the graduate Commencement Address.

DATE: SUNDAY, MAY 9, 2010

TIMES: Undergraduate Ceremony -10 A.M.; Graduate Ceremony - 2 P.M.

LOCATION: D.A.R. CONSTITUTION HALL, 18th and D Streets, NW, Washington, DC
Enter on D Street side of D.A.R., and check in at press table.
CONTACT: Laurie Callahan - 703-927-4003 (cell)

COMMENCEMENT SPEAKERS
UNDERGRADUATE COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER AT 10 A.M.: Norman R. Augustine
is retired chairman and CEO of the Lockheed Martin Corporation and a former Under Secretary of the Army. He currently serves on the Advisory Board to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and previously served for 16 years on the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. Mr. Augustine was chairman and principal officer of the American Red Cross for nine years and served as chairman of the Council of the National Academy of Engineering, the Association of the United States Army, the Aerospace Industries Association, and the Defense Science Board. He is a former president of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the Boy Scouts of America. Among his many honors are the National Medal of Technology; the Joint Chiefs of Staff Distinguished Public Service Award; and the U.S. Department of Defense's highest civilian award, the Distinguished Service Medal, which he has received five times. Mr. Augustine was also the first recipient of the Marymount University Ethics Award in 1998. At Commencement, Marymount will confer the honorary degree Doctor of Humane Letters upon Norman R. Augustine in recognition of his distinguished career of leadership in business and government, his outstanding integrity, and his service to the nation.

GRADUATE COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER AT 2 P.M.: Sister Carol Keehan, DC, is president and CEO of the Catholic Health Association of the United States. She has worked in administrative and governance positions at hospitals for more than 35 years and has held influential roles in a variety of health care, insurance, and educational organizations. Time magazine recently included Sister Keehan in the leader list of the 2010 Time 100. She is also regularly listed as one of the "100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare" in the annual Modern Healthcare Magazine poll. Sister Keehan is a representative to the International Federation of Catholic Health Care Associations of the Pontifical Council for Pastoral Health Care, and a past Board chair of the Catholic Health Association of the United States. In addition, she has been a member of health, labor, and domestic policy committees of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Sister Keehan's numerous awards and honors include the American Hospital Association's Trustee Award; The Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice Cross, bestowed by Pope Benedict XVI; the American Cardinals' Encouragement Award; the Medal of Honor from the Archdiocese of Washington; and the Elizabeth Ann Seton Award, given by SOAR (Support Our Aging Religious). Marymount will confer the honorary degree Doctor of Humane Letters upon Sister Carol Keehan in recognition of her outstanding leadership in the health care field and her commitment to making quality, compassionate health care accessible to all.

ADDITIONAL HONOREES
The other honorees at this year's Commencement ceremonies will be Father David O'Connell, C.M., retiring president of The Catholic University of America, who will receive an honorary doctorate at the undergraduate ceremony; and longtime Marymount friends and benefactors Preston C. and Jeanne Caruthers, who will receive the University's highest honor, The Majella Berg Medal, at the graduate ceremony. Mr. Caruthers is chairman of Carfam II Associates, L.P., a real estate development firm.

 

 

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