Highlights include: Donald H. McGannon, president and chairman of the board of the Westinghouse Broadcasting Company and one of the founders, presently on the SHU board of trustees, will deliver the main commencement address at the University’s first graduation on June 10 --Valedictorian Maureen Dursi plans to become a college professor in Spanish and Latin American studies --Salutatorian Joan-Carol Carrafiello will attend graduate school in mathematics at the University of Massachusetts where she has received a $3,100 assistanship --The Most Rev. Walter W. Curtis, bishop of Bridgeport and founder of Sacred Heart University, will offer the Baccalaureate Mass for the university’s first graduating class. Rev. Joseph Quentin Lauer, S.J., chairman of the philosophy dept, at Fordham University, will give the Baccalaureate address --To date, 20% of the 1967 graduating class have received early acceptances from graduate schools, and six were offered financial aid --End Marks the Beginning: SHU’s most significant graduation for many years to come, the first, will be held on June 10, 1967. It is significant for several reasons: First, because while it marks the end of four years of study for approximately 70 seniors it also represents the beginning of SHU’s rightful claim to status as a university --Student Government: Time for a change --A talk by world renowned mathematician, Dr. Jean Dieudonne. Dieudonne will present the “Evolution of the ’Theory of Classical Groups” for the first time in the United States --Bishop Walter W. Curtis blessed the ground on which the foundation for SHU’s new library will be laid after the formal ground breaking this summer --The university magazine, now called Rocks and Roots, is not just for poetry and short stories, but for any interesting science or math papers, interviews, documents etc., presented by the university students or faculty -- SHU’s athletic program was recently supplemented with the introduction of inter-collegiate football at the club level.
Sacred Heart University Archives, "Obelisk, Volume 3, Number 9" (1967). Newspapers (Obelisk & Spectrum). 55.