Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl will be recognized with the conferral of an honorary doctor of theology degree and will be the principal speaker at the 167th annual commencement of St. Vincent College.
Wuerl, who has served as bishop of the diocese of Pittsburgh, is a native to the city and is known for his teaching ministry.
He is also involved in education, health care and social service organizations on a national and international level as well as the authoring numerous books, such as the best-selling catechisms “The Teaching of Christ” and “The Catholic Way”.
Wuerl has also earned graduate degrees from The Catholic University of America and the Gregorian University in addition to a doctorate in theology from the University of Saint Thomas in Rome.
Saint Vincent College President Brother Norman W. Hipps O.S.B. announced more than 300 undergraduate and graduate degrees will be awarded at the commencement ceremony.
The ceremony will take place Saturday, May 11, at 2 p.m. in the Robert S. Carey Student Center.