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Indian Sisters of the Holy Cross graduate from SXU

Five Sisters will continue pursuing master’s degrees

news story image(From left to right) Sr. Shereen Thomas, Sr. Bindu George, Sr. Udaya Kuzhivelil, Saint Xavier University President Judith A. Dwyer, Ph.D., Sr. Metty Lawrence and Sr. Jolly Jose pose at SXU’s graduation ceremony on May 17. 

Chicago (May 21, 2008) Five members of the Sisters of the Holy Cross from India graduated on Saturday, May 17 from Saint Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd St., Chicago. 

Sr. Shereen Thomas, Sr. Bindu George, Sr. Udaya Kuzhivelil, Sr. Metty Lawrence and Sr. Jolly Jose all received bachelor’s degrees in nursing from SXU’s School of Nursing. 

The Sisters, who were sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, will stay at SXU to pursue master’s degrees before returning to India. 

Margaret Corbett Daley spoke at SXU’s undergraduate commencement at 11 a.m. in the SXU Shannon Center. She received a Doctor of Public Service, honoris causa. “Maggie” is the first lady of Chicago and chair of the Board of Directors of After School Matters, an umbrella organization for out-of-school programs. She provides leadership and service to numerous civic and nonprofit organizations. 

James J. McDonough spoke at SXU’s 3 p.m. commencement and received a Doctor of Public Service, honoris causa. McDonough is Chairman of the Board and CEO of McDonough Associates, Incorporated, an engineering/architectural consulting firm. He is a former SXU Board of Trustees Chairman and was elected a Life Trustee in 1998. McDonough also provides leadership and service to numerous civic and nonprofit organizations, including the Chicago Transit Authority’s Board.

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Contact: Rick Ducat
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