The Cardinal Stritch University
Class of 2013 will be honored in two commencement ceremonies on Sunday, May 19.
The graduate ceremony for
Master’s and Doctoral graduates will be held at 11 a.m., and the undergraduate
ceremony for Associate and Bachelor’s graduates will be held at 3 p.m. Both
ceremonies will take place at the Delta Center, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave, in
Approximately 620 students will
receive their degrees this month, and 320 students will participate in the
and honorary degree recipient
Stritch is honored to welcome Al Costigan as commencement speaker for both
ceremonies. He will also receive an honorary degree in humane letters from the
Costigan is the retired
president/CEO of Level Valley Creamery, Inc. and a member of Stritch’s Board of
Costigan worked in the food industry for more than 45 years with General
Mills, RJR Foods and Henri’s Food Products, which brought him to Milwaukee. In
1995, he and his two partners purchased Level Valley Creamery Inc. in West
Bend. He served as president and CEO of the company for 9 ½ years before
selling it to Schreiber Foods of Green Bay.
As a community volunteer, Costigan has served on the Midwest
Athletes Against Childhood Cancer (MACC) Fund board of directors for
more than 25 years. He has served on the boards of Clasen Quality Coatings,
Inc., The Milwaukee Protestant Home, Milwaukee Urban Soccer Coalition, and the
North Shore Country Club, as well as the Research Committee of the Children’s
Research Institute at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. He also administers The
Costigan Family Foundation.
Through his business and nonprofit
leadership, Costigan truly embraces Stritch’s Franciscan values.
Graduate ceremony: Kristina Allen , M.B.A.
degree candidate, Business Administration
Undergraduate ceremony: Audrey Edwards, B.A. degree candidate, International
Business and Spanish
The weekend’s events will also
include a pinning ceremony for graduates of the Ruth S. Coleman College of
Nursing. The ceremony will be held on Friday, May 17 at
4:30 p.m. in the Nancy
On Saturday, May 18, a special Baccalaureate
Mass will be held for graduating students at 4 p.m. in the St. Francis of
Assisi Chapel. Family, friends, and
members of the Stritch community are invited to attend. A President’s Reception
will be held in Bonaventure Hall immediately following Mass. Advanced reservations are required for the
Graduates and their guests can find additional information on the
ceremonies on Stritch’s commencement webpage.
Those attending commencement ceremonies are also encouraged to use #Stritch13 in Twitter, Instagram and Vine posts.
Photographs from the event can also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and will be featured on Stritch's Flickr page. Please be sure to include your name and a description in the photos.