Albertus Magnus College awarded 556 undergraduate and graduate degrees at its 90th commencement exercises Sunday, May 19, in front of Rosary Hall. The College conferred honorary degrees of Doctor of Humane Letters upon Ms. Barbara Williamson DeBaptiste, The Honorable John T. Downey and Sister Doris Regan, O.P.
The honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters was confered upon three distinguished individuals at Commencement ceremonies, Sunday, May 19. Recipients were: Ms. Barbara DeBaptiste, educator, community activist and advocate for the rights of women, minorities and children; The Honorable John T. Downey, lifetime public servant, distinguished jurist and advocate for children; and Sister Doris Regan, O.P., Dominican Sister of Peace, educator and missionary for the past 15 years in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, and former student at Albertus.
In ancient times the bestowal of laurel symbolized achievement and victory. Each year, at the College’s Laurel Award ceremony, graduating seniors are recognized for their academic achievements by several national honor societies and awards established by Albertus alumni and friends of the College.