Noted ethicist and scholar Kirk Hanson, executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, will address the 2013 University of Portland spring commencement exercises, set for 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 5 at the Earle A. and Virginia H. Chiles Center. Hanson will receive an honorary doctorate as part of the school’s 112th commencement. University president Rev. E. William Beauchamp, C.S.C., will confer an anticipated 744 bachelor’s degrees.
The Right Reverend Monsignor Tim Murphy will be awarded the University’s highest honor, the Christus Magister Medal, in honor of his many years of service to Central Catholic High School as teacher, principal, and president, as well as service to the local Catholic community.
The University will hold a separate commencement ceremony for graduate students on Saturday, May 4, at 1 p.m., in the Chiles Center. Fr. Beauchamp will confer an anticipated 160 master’s degrees. Former University provost Br. Donald Stabrowski, C.S.C., will deliver the graduate commencement address.
Tickets are required for all undergraduate (not graduate) commencement events. Please visit http://tinyurl.com/axmryjw for ticket information. For those unable to attend, the University will be providing a free live web stream of Sunday’s commencement at www.up.edu/commencement/video.
Also receiving honorary doctorates on May 6:
- Brian Druker, M.D., director of the Oregon Health and Science University’s Knight Cancer Institute since 2007;
- Karen Gaffney, famed swimmer, Portland native, Down Syndrome activist, and president of the Karen Gaffney Foundation;
- Tribal leader Kathryn Jones Harrison of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde;
- Running and coaching legend Roberto Salazar;
- Former University provost Br. Donald Stabrowski, C.S.C., now assistant provincial for the Congregation of Holy Cross in America.
All graduates and faculty are to be present at the Chiles Center no later than 1:15 p.m. The academic procession will form in the north corridors of the Chiles Center. Enter the building through the north doors, off Portsmouth Street. The marshals will begin the procession at 1:25 p.m. Academic regalia will be worn, and all faculty are expected to attend unless excused by their dean.
For more information contact university events at 7523.