Walsh Celebrates 2014 Spring Commencement
What's New, 2014-04-24
Dr. Maryann Cusimano Love Awarded Honorary Doctorate
Walsh University honored its 2014 spring graduates on Sunday, May 4, at a special ceremony in the Gaetano M. Cecchini Family Health and Wellness Complex. During the formal ceremony, approximately 387 graduates received their respective bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees. They join the 265 graduates from Walsh's Winter Commencement Ceremony for a total of 652 graduates for the 2013-14 academic year.
Award winning international relations educator, expert and New York Times best-selling author Maryann Cusimano Love, Ph.D., served as the ceremony's keynote speaker and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters by Walsh University President Richard Jusseaume.
“Our world is changing rapidly and we are called to be thinkers and doers of impossible thoughts. Today is just one of a long line of miracles that you will participate in. It’s not the end of your education, but the beginning of learning by doing, expanding your mind and heart. Walsh has helped you develop your faith and reason. Sharpen them and keep them close. These are tools that will help you navigate change and participate in miracles.” ~Dr. Maryann Cusimano Love
Dr. Love is a tenured Associate Professor of International Relations in the Politics Department of The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. She also serves on the Core Group for the Department of State's working group on Religion and Foreign Policy, charged with making recommendations to the Secretary of State and the Federal Advisory Commission on how the U.S. Government can better engage with civil society and religious actors in foreign policy. Her recent books on international relations include "Beyond Sovereignty: Issues for a Global Agenda" (4th Edition, 2011) and "Morality Matters: Ethics and the War on Terrorism" (forthcoming at Cornell University Press).
She serves as a Fellow at the Commission on International Religious Freedom, where she is working with the Foreign Service Institute in creating new training and education materials on religion and foreign policy. Love is a columnist for the national Catholic weekly publication, America Magazine, and a recipient of the 2009 Best Columnist Catholic Press Award. She is a frequent speaker on international affairs issues, including engagements with Religious Peacebuilding at the Vatican and the United Nations. She serves on the U.S. Catholic Bishops' International Justice and Peace Committee, the Advisory Board of the Catholic Peacebuilding Network, and the board of Jesuit Refugee Services.