CBU Commencement Set for Friday, May 11; John P. Moses to Receive Honorary Doctorate

Memphis— Christian Brothers University (CBU) will hold its Commencement Ceremony at the Desoto Civic Center on Friday, May 11 at 4:00 p.m. More than 400 students will receive diplomas honoring their graduate and undergraduate work this year.

The University will also award John P. Moses, Chief Executive Officer of ALSAC/ St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters for his devotion to promoting justice, education and healthcare for everyone. For more than 30 years, Moses has committed himself to embracing the laws of this country and working diligently to preserve the rights of all. Moses holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from King’s College and a Juris Doctor Degree from Villanova University School of Law.

Three other individuals will be honored at the CBU Baccalaureate Prayer Service on Thursday, May 10 at 7:30 p.m. in The University Theater.

Mark and Louise Zwick, who opened the Casa Juan Diego Catholic Worker House and established numerous programs to serve the poor and marginalized in Houston, Texas, and Brother Louis Rodemann, FSC, a Christian Brother and a staff member of the Holy Family Catholic Worker in Kansas City, Missouri will receive the University’s Carroll T. Dozier Award. Mr. and Mrs. Zwick have spent a lifetime providing thousands of immigrants, refugees and all those in need a safe haven and brought a message of hope and love to them. Throughout his life, Brother Louis has offered hospitality to countless strangers and advocated for those who have been treated unjustly, raising the awareness of social injustices.

The award is named for Bishop Carroll T. Dozier, the first Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Memphis and a leader in race relations, peace and justice. Bishop Dozier served as Bishop of Memphis from 1971-1982.

For more information on CBU’s commencement activities, contact the Office of Student Life at (901) 321-3531. ###

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