The season of Lent concludes today and our Ave Maria University community looks forward with great anticipation to the Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Vigil liturgies. It is a time of grace, these days of mystery, and I am excited that this late Easter comes as the academic year reaches its crescendo. So much is going on and our 199 graduates are getting ready for their big day May 10.
As you students conclude your studies today and prepare for the holiest days of the year, and as the University closes until next week, I wanted to send you home with the news on the five finalists I have chosen for the President’s Award, our University’s highest honor for a student.
I received scores of nomination letters and fortunately I had the assistance of three individuals who made recommendations to me after reviewing the qualifications of the nominees. I am grateful for their help because this year’s nominees were all deserving of finalist status I congratulate them all on their many accomplishments and extend my gratitude to all who sent to me a letter of nomination.