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Walsh Holds Commencement for 2013 Summer and Fall Graduates

What's New, 2013-12-16

Massillon Municipal Court Judge Edward J. Elum and the Sisters of the Congregation of the Divine Spirit were awarded distinguished service medals at the Walsh University commencement ceremony held December 15, 2014.

The Honorable Judge Edward J. Elum, who has served the Massillon Municipal Court since 1995, was the keynote speaker at the Walsh University Commencement Ceremony held in the Gaetano M. Cecchini Family Health and Wellness Complex. "Now that you have graduated in the Walsh tradition and mission of creating leaders through service to others, go forth and make your communities better than you found them," Elum advised the graduates.

Over two hundred and seventy-four summer and fall graduates were awarded their respective degrees at the formal Commencement Ceremony. Commencement Sunday activities also included the Baccalaureate Mass at 10 am, in Cecchini Center Alumni Arena. A reception for graduates and their families was held directly following Baccalaureate in the Auxiliary Gym of the Cecchini Center.

During the Commencement Ceremony, Judge Elum and the Sisters of the Congregation of the Divine Spirit were honored with the Distinguished Service Medal. The Distinguished Service Medal is awarded to those who have rendered distinguished professional or voluntary service to others within the national, regional or local Walsh University community. Those who are awarded this honor reflect the University's steadfast commitment to the strength of noble character.