University Heights, OH- John Carroll University’s Vice President for Student Affairs Patrick Rombalski, Ed.D., will present the University’s 2008 commencement address Sunday, May 18, at noon on the Rodman Terrace and Quadrangle (on campus*).

Dr. Rombalski has significantly contributed to the University; first as Dean of Students, and since 2002, as Vice President for Student Affairs. His interest in the total student experience, his attention to comparative data for assessment and change and his commitment to the University’s Jesuit Catholic identity and mission are a few examples of his many contributions. This summer, Dr. Rombalski will join Boston College as Vice President of Student Affairs.

Approximately 700 undergraduate and 270 graduate students will be awarded diplomas.

HONORARY DEGREE RECIPIENT

John Carroll University President Robert L. Niehoff, S.J., will confer an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters on Dr. Martin J. Schreiber, Jr., M.D. ’72. Dr. Schreiber is Chairman of the Nephrology and Hypertension Department at the Cleveland Clinic. His tremendous outreach both locally and globally exemplify the mission and the spirit of John Carroll University.

ALUMNI MEDAL RECIPENTS

The Alumni Medal is the highest honor awarded annually by the Alumni Association. It is presented to alumni who have distinguished themselves in their personal lives, reflecting credit upon John Carroll’s educational efforts, moral principals, and philosophical tenets.

The 2008 Alumni Medal recipients are:

Barbara O. Brown ’82

Sr. Nancy J. Conway, CSJ ’71

Richard M. Hamlin, Sr. ’49

Michael L. Hardy ’69

Jack T. Hearns ’61, ’64G

*In the event of rain, the ceremony will be moved to the Wolstein Center at Cleveland State University. A decision regarding a change in venue will be made by 10 a.m. on Friday, May 16. Please check the commencement web page (www.jcu.edu), the university switchboard (397-1886), and the weather update line (397-4666) for confirmation.

John Carroll University, located in University Heights, Ohio, is a Jesuit Catholic university that inspires individuals to excel in learning, leadership and service in the region and the world. The university has 3,000 undergraduates and nearly 700 graduate students. The U.S. News & World Report’s 2008 annual college guide ranks the master’s degree program at John Carroll University among the top 10 universities across the Midwest. The university is ranked 13th in the “Great Schools, Great Prices” category which compares academic excellence with cost. Originally founded as St. Ignatius College in 1886, the university was renamed in 1923 to honor America’s first Catholic bishop, John Carroll of Maryland. John Carroll is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities located in the United States.

Posted on April 17, 2008
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