College of Mount St. Joseph holds commencement May 11, 2013

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By: Jill Eichhorn

File Under: alumni, commencement, distinguished students

More than 400 undergraduate and graduate students will receive their diplomas from the College of Mount St. Joseph during commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 11, 2013 in the Jean Patrice Harrington, SC, Student Center. The Mount will hold two commencement ceremonies: the ceremony for adult and graduate students will be held at 10 a.m., and the ceremony for traditional students will be held at 2:30 p.m.

Craig D. Hockenberry ’95, principal of Oyler School in Price Hill, will address the traditional students during the afternoon ceremony which will be held at 2:30 p.m. in the Harrington Center. He will be awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree for his dedication to the students of Oyler and the surrounding community. Hockenberry is a 1995 graduate of the Mount and holds a master’s in education administration from Xavier University.

Reverend James J. Walsh, pastor at St. Dominic, will address the graduate and adult students during the morning ceremony at 10 a.m. Father Jim will be awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree for his leadership and pastoral ministry in the Roman Catholic Church, locally and nationally.

The MSJ Distinguished Student Awards are presented to graduates who have demonstrated superior academic performance and participation in community service reflective of the mission of the College. The 2013 MSJ Distinguished Students are:

  • Jessica Pykosz, athletic training (traditional student)
  • Greg Williams, music major (adult undergraduate student)
  • Todd Uterstaedt, Master of Science in Organizational Leadership (graduate student)

Commencement weekend begins at the Mount on Friday evening, May 10, with the Baccalaureate Mass in the Mater Dei Chapel at 6 p.m. for all graduates and their families.

Sixty-five students received their diplomas in the Mount’s December commencement.

The College of Mount St. Joseph is an undergraduate and graduate Catholic college that provides an interdisciplinary liberal arts and professional curriculum emphasizing values, service and social responsibility.