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Pittsburgh, April 17, 2009 — La Roche College is pleased to announce the scheduled events to honor the 2009 graduating class during Commencement Weekend. This year’s graduation ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 9, in the Kerr Fitness & Sports Center on the College’s McCandless Township main campus. Lynn Archer, Ed.D. interim chair of the marketing and real estate department, will serve as the student-elected faculty marshal this year.

This year’s commencement address to La Roche’s 214 graduates and their guests will be presented by Schuyler Foerster, Ph.D., president of the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh. Dr. Foerster is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy where he served 26 years with the Air Force; he is the host of Pittsburgh Global Press Conference, a weekly radio program airing on KQV AM 1410; he served for five years as National Vice Chairman on the board of the World Affairs Councils of America; and he has co-authored two books and written several articles on international politics and security issues, among a host of other accomplishments.

Commencement Weekend will begin with Baccalaureate Mass at 10 a.m. Friday, May 8, at the Sisters of Divine Providence, Mother of Divine Providence Chapel. Graduates, families, friends, faculty, trustees and staff are invited to attend the mass. All graduates will process together.

Immediately following mass, a special awards lunch will be served in the Kerr Fitness & Sports Center. The College’s administration and faculty will pay tribute to and celebrate the achievements of the May graduates at this time.

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