Marywood Commencement 2011
Marywood University celebrated its 93rd annual Commencement on May 8, 2011, with the awarding of 883 degrees. Reverend Richard (Rick) Frechette, C.P., D.O., Director of Medical Services, Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos International, keynote speaker, expressed his hope that the Class of 2011 would be known as "the class of dreamers." He related his experiences as a priest and physician in Haiti and the tremendous struggles of the Haitian people, who, despite their trials, still hold onto their dreams.
"When everything has been taken from you, and you still have faith, hope, and love, you have everything...you have the only three things that matter," said Father Frechette. "Faith, hope, and love are the stuff dreams are made of." He further encouraged the graduates, "Let your dreams take wing on faith, hope, and love."
Father Frechette was awarded an honorary doctorate during the ceremony. Reverend Thomas J. O'Hara, C.S.C., Ph.D., retiring president of King's College, and Reverend Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., former president of the University of Scranton and current president of Marquette University, also were recognized and awarded honorary degrees.