Oct. 29, 2004
U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige
Speaks at Silver Jubilee
of CUA’s Metropolitan College
Catholic University celebrated 25 years of lifelong learning at its Metropolitan College on Thursday night, with a convocation for more than 300 Metropolitan College students, alumni and benefactors, in addition to members of the wider campus community.
The college is 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 delivered an address at the anniversary celebration, entitled “Education as Community.” To read the text of his comments, click here.
CUA alumnus and trustee emeritus Vincent Sheehy also was 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.
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