Graduation weekend highlights


Newman University staged a number of ceremonies and special events May 15 and 16 to celebrate Spring 2015 graduation.

This year, two of the major events were moved to new venues to ensure adequate seating for graduates’ family members and friends who wanted to attend. The Baccalaureate Mass, which has traditionally been celebrated in St. John’s Chapel on the Newman campus, took place in the historic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Commencement, which for many years has taken place in Central Community Church, was staged at Century II Convention Hall, 225 W. Douglas Ave.

The Commencement ceremony also featured the naming of the 2015 recipients of the Harvey J. Ablah Award and the Leona J. Ablah Award, Alex Beck and Amal Ullah, respectively.

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