Skip to main content

Walsh University Hosts Spring Commencement Ceremony, Sunday, May 4 Dr. Maryann Cusimano Love to Keyn

4/24/2014 - 9:38 AM PST

Catholic PRWire

NORTH CANTON, OH (April 24, 2014) - WHAT: Walsh University's 51st Spring Commencement Ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 4,
at 1:30 p.m. During the formal ceremony, 387 graduates will receive their respective associate, bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees.

Award winning international relations educator, expert and New York Times Best Selling author, Maryann Cusimano Love, Ph.D., will serve as the ceremony's keynote speaker. During the ceremony, Dr. Love will be awarded an Honorary Degree of Humane Letters by Walsh University President Richard Jusseaume.

Dr. Love is a tenured Associate Professor of International Relations in the Politics Department of The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. She also serves on the Core Group for the Department of State's working group on Religion and Foreign Policy, charged with making recommendations to the Secretary of State and the Federal Advisory Commission on how the U.S. Government can better engage with civil society and religious actors in foreign policy. Her recent books on international relations include "Beyond Sovereignty: Issues for a Global Agenda" (4th Edition, 2011) and "Morality Matters: Ethics and the War on Terrorism" (forthcoming at Cornell University Press). She serves as a Fellow at the Commission on International Religious Freedom, where she is working with the Foreign Service Institute in creating new training and education materials on religion and foreign policy. Love is a columnist for the national Catholic weekly publication, America Magazine, and a recipient of the 2009 Best Columnist Catholic Press Award. She is a frequent speaker on international affairs issues, including engagements with Religious Peacebuilding at the Vatican and the United Nations. She serves on the U.S. Catholic Bishops' International Justice and Peace Committee, the Advisory Board of the Catholic Peacebuilding Network, and the board of Jesuit Refugee Services.

Walsh graduate Kelley Manning will serve as Commencement Senior Class Speaker. Manning was recently awarded Walsh's two highest student honors, The Tower of Excellence and Outstanding Student of the Year awards. Manning has consistently excelled in academics, leadership and service during her educational career at Walsh.

WHO: Approximately 3,000 commencement attendees will include Walsh University President Richard Jusseaume, Keynote Speaker Dr. Maryann Cusimano Love, members of the Walsh University community along with graduates and their family and friends.

WHEN: Sunday, May 4 at 1:30 p.m.
Commencement weekend activities will also include the Baccalaureate Mass on Saturday,
May 3, at 4 p.m., in the Gaetano M. Cecchini Family Health and Wellness Complex. The Senior Celebration will be held directly following Baccalaureate, at 5:30 p.m., in the Barrette Business and Community Center.

WHERE: Walsh University, 2020 East Maple St., North Canton, OH 44720

The ceremony will be held outside in the Walsh University Campus Quadrangle, weather permitting. In the case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved to the Walsh University Alumni Arena in the Gaetano M. Cecchini Family Health and Wellness Complex.

Note to Media: Parking is available on campus and across the street at the Hoover Historical Center parking lots. Please plan extra time for traffic.


Walsh University  OH, 44720 US
Kelly A Campbell - Director of University Relations,  330.490.7296


Walsh University, graduation, commencement, Cusimano Love



Rate This Article

Very Helpful Somewhat Helpful Not Helpful at All

Yes, I am Interested No, I am not Interested

Rate Article


Leave a Comment

Comments submitted must be civil, remain on-topic and not violate any laws including copyright. We reserve the right to delete any comments which are abusive, inappropriate or not constructive to the discussion.

Though we invite robust discussion, we reserve the right to not publish any comment which denigrates the human person, undermines marriage and the family, or advocates for positions which openly oppose the teaching of the Catholic Church.

This is a supervised forum and the Editors of Catholic Online retain the right to direct it.

We also reserve the right to block any commenter for repeated violations. Your email address is required to post, but it will not be published on the site.

We ask that you NOT post your comment more than once. Catholic Online is growing and our ability to review all comments sometimes results in a delay in their publication.

Send me important information from Catholic Online and it's partners. See Sample

Post Comment

Newsletter Sign Up

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Joel 4:12-21
'Let the nations rouse themselves and march to the Valley of ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 97:1-2, 5-6, 11-12
Yahweh is king! Let earth rejoice, the many isles be glad! ... Read More

Gospel, Luke 11:27-28
It happened that as he was speaking, a woman in the crowd ... Read More

Saint of the Day

October 10 Saint of the Day

St. Francis Borgia
October 10: Francis was a young nobleman at the court of the King of Spain. ... Read More