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April 25, 2001


Cardinal McCarrick and Chief Justice Serna to Be Commencement Speakers


Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, archbishop of Washington, will serve as the keynote speaker at CUA’s 112th commencement, to be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 12, on the east steps of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.


Cardinal McCarrick became chancellor of CUA upon his installation as archbishop of Washington on Jan. 3, 2001. In February, he was elevated to the College of Cardinals. He earned an M.A. degree in social sciences and a Ph.D. in sociology from CUA and later served as the university's assistant chaplain, dean of students and director of development.


New Mexico Supreme Court Chief Justice Patricio Serna will be the speaker at the commencement ceremony for the Columbus School of Law, which will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 26, at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.


Justice Serna was elected to the New Mexico Supreme Court in 1996 and was named chief justice on January 5, 2001. He is the nation's only Latino chief justice.




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