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Sept. 13, 2001

Dean Antanas Suziedelis Delivers Keynote Address at Freshman Convocation

The Catholic University class of 2005 gathered in the late afternoon of Sept. 12 in the Upper Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception for the traditional Freshman Convocation. The Very Rev. David M. O’Connell, C.M., President; the Rev. Robert M. Friday, vice president for student life, and Ryan Robichaux, sophomore class president, addressed the students. The keynote address, “On Being Significant,” was delivered by School of Arts and Sciences Dean Antanas Suziedelis.

Mistress of Ceremonies Ingrid Merkel, vice provost and dean of undergraduate studies, introduced the deans and leading administrators of the university to the freshmen.

In his address, Dean Suziedelis spoke of the tragic events of the previous day and about what freshmen should be mindful of as they embark on their college careers. To view the full text of his speech, click here.

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