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WHAT:             U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige to Deliver Address at 25th Anniversary Celebration of CUA’s Metropolitan College


WHEN:             7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 28


WHERE:           The Catholic University of America

Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room A

620 Michigan Ave., N.E.

Washington, D.C.


DETAILS:         Catholic University celebrates 25 years of lifelong learning at its Metropolitan

College, designed to serve non-traditional students, including adults seeking to complete their undergraduate degrees or to pursue personal and professional development.  The college also works with business and professional groups to meet the professional certification needs of their members. 


U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige will deliver an address at the college’s 25th Anniversary Celebration, a convocation for more than 300 Metropolitan College students, alumni and benefactors, in addition to members of the wider campus community and several local business, community and government leaders. The title of Paige’s speech is “Education as Community.” CUA alumnus and trustee emeritus Vincent Sheehy will be awarded an honorary doctoral degree from the university at the ceremony.


Sheehy was the president of Sheehy Ford from 1967 to 1993. From 1993 to the

present he has served as the chairman of Sheehy Auto Stores. In addition, he provided leadership and support to his alma mater, serving on the Board of Trustees for 10 years and offering more than $1 million in scholarship and other assistance to CUA and, in particular, Metropolitan College.


SPONSORS:     Catholic University’s Metropolitan College           


MEDIA:             To make arrangements to cover the event, contact Chris Harrison at 202-319-5600.





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