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Spring Graduate Commencement
by Dan Armstrong
Sister Mary Paul McCaughey, OP, superintendent of the Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Schools, will serve as the speaker for Dominican University’s graduate school commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 4. The ceremony will be held at 3 p.m. at the University of Illinois at Chicago Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago. 

Regrettably, seating capacity for the Lund Auditorium and other campus locations can no longer adequately and comfortably accommodate our graduates, families, friends and faculty for this momentous occasion. The increased seating in the UIC Forum allows each graduate to receive six tickets for guests to attend.

Live Stream

Can't make it to the ceremony? Tune in to a live stream of commencement at dom.edu/commencement/livestream.
The traditional pre-commencement activities – the Baccalaureate Mass, Strawberries and Champagne, and Candle and Rose – will remain on campus beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 3, affording graduates important graduation-related campus moments and celebrations with family and friends.

For information for those graduating and their families, visit dom.edu/commencement or email specific questions to dugraduation@dom.edu.

Sister Mary Paul McCaughey, OP

Sr. Mary Paul McCaughey, OPMcCaughey oversees the largest Catholic school system in the United States, with nearly 90,000 students and more than 7,000 educators in over 250 elementary and high schools. McCaughey is responsible for guiding the schools’ academic excellence, Catholic identity and fiscal stability. 

As leader of the school system, she has developed a strategic plan, scheduled for completion in 2016, which includes an endowment for scholarships, increasing merit compensation for teachers, stringent fiscal management, and a campaign to make Catholic schools more affordable for low-income families. 

Prior to her role as superintendent, McCaughey served as president and principal of Marian Catholic High School in Chicago Heights for 16 years. She also served as principal at Springfield Sacred Heart and Sacred Heart-Griffin High School from 1985 to 1991. 

In 2011, McCaughey received the John F. Meyers Award from the National Catholic Educational Association for her contributions to Catholic education in Chicago and the country. She also received the AdvanceED Illinois Excellence in Education Award for her leadership in advancing excellence in education.

Dominican will hold its undergraduate commencement at the UIC Forum at 11 a.m., with Christopher G. Kennedy as commencement speaker and Janet D. Rowley, MD, as an honorary degree recipient.  
Time: Saturday, May 4, 3:00 PM
Location: Off Campus, UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago
Contact: dugraduation@dom.edu
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