Fifty years ago, on June 2, 1963, Stritch celebrated its first commencement ceremony after the move to its present Fox Point/Glendale location. Appropriately, that ceremony took place on-site, on the future spot of the center wing of Clare Hall.
A graduating class of 90 students enjoyed the abundant sunshine of a pleasant June afternoon to hear a commencement address by Sister Madeleva Wolff, CSC, who was president of St. Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Ind., from 1934-1961.
“We are participating this afternoon not merely in a commencement; we are participating in the first commencement of Cardinal Stritch College on its new campus,” she said in her address. “This is a day in the history of this college never to be duplicated, an event towards which all its past has moved and from which its future growth and greatness take direction and strength.”
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