Fordham, King’s College to honor Father Malloy

Author: Dennis Brown


Rev. Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C., president emeritus of the University of Notre Dame, will receive his 24 th and 25 th honorary degrees and will deliver two commencement addresses at three ceremonies this month.

FordhamUniversitywill present an honorary degree to Father Malloy at its 161 st commencement exercises May 20 (Saturday). He will be the principal speaker and recipient of an honorary degree the next day (May 21) at the Kings College commencement ceremony. Located in Wilkes Barre,Pa., Kings College was, like Notre Dame, founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross.

Father Malloy will return to his high school alma mater,ArchbishopJohnCarrollHigh School, inWashington,D.C., to deliver the commencement address at graduation ceremonies May 25 (Thursday). He was graduated from Archbishop Carroll in 1959.

During Father Malloys 18 years as president from 1987 to 2005, Notre Dame experienced rapid growth in its reputation due to substantive improvements in the size and scholarly credentials of its faculty, the academic quality and diversity of the student body, and its financial resources and physical infrastructure.

Father Malloy was appointed to the Notre Dame faculty in 1974 and is a professor of theology. Ordained to the priesthood in 1970, he holds three degrees from Notre Dame and a doctorate in Christian ethics fromVanderbiltUniversity.

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