Loyola University New Orleans announces 2007 commencement speaker and honorary degree recipients
Loyola press release - April 27, 2007
This year, there will be two separate commencement ceremonies, one for the College of Law on Friday, May 11, at 7 p.m., and an unified ceremony for the other academic colleges on Saturday, May 12, at 10 a.m. There will be one university-wide Baccalaureate Mass for all graduates on Friday, May 11, at 3 p.m., which will be held on the Loyola campus in the Recreational Sports Complex. The Archbishop of
Richard Thornburgh, former attorney general of the
Julian Bond, a leader of the American Civil Rights Movement and Chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), will address the 2007 graduating class during the unified ceremony on May 12. He will also receive an honorary degree in Humane Letters. Julian Bond has been a revolutionary for social change for almost 50 years. He has been a university professor, a writer, and an activist who has faced jail time for his convictions.
This year’s honorary degrees will go to music legend civil rights activist Julian Bond; musician and educator Ellis Marsalis, Jr.; internationally-known
Loyola University New Orleans is a Jesuit-Catholic institution with a total student enrollment of 4,724 including 800 law students.