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Creighton President to Speak at Multiple Commencement Ceremonies

Creighton President to Speak at Multiple Commencement Ceremonies

Creighton University President the Rev. John P. Schlegel, S.J., will not only serve as commencement speaker at the University’s graduation on May 12, he also will speak at commencements for two other schools this spring.

As an alumnus of Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa, Schlegel is going home to his native Iowa to serve as commencement speaker on May 13. While a freshman, Schlegel attended a retreat which led him to follow a calling and enter the Society of Jesus. He graduated from the college in 1966. During the ceremonies he also will receive an honorary doctor of laws degree.

During his educational odyssey, Schlegel also attended Oxford University in 1977 earning a doctorate in international relations. While there, he became friends with the dean and director of graduate studies at the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, the Rev. Jerome Vereb, C.P., in Huntington, N. Y. He will serve as convocation speaker at the seminary on May 17. His address is entitled “Vine Dressing in the Whirlwind: Co-workers in a Time of Change.”