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Senator Chuck Hagel to Give Marymount University Commencement Address

Friday, May 18, 2012
EVENT: Marymount University's 61st  Commencement 
Undergraduate Commencement Address: The Honorable Charles T. (Chuck) Hagel
, former U.S. Senator from Nebraska and chairman of the Atlantic Council

More than 400 undergraduates and 350 graduate students will walk across the stage to receive their degrees on May 20 at D.A.R. Constitution Hall in Washington, DC

DATE:  Sunday, May 20, 2012
TIME:  Undergraduate Ceremony – 10 a.m.
(Graduate Ceremony – 2 p.m.)

LOCATION: D.A.R. CONSTITUTION HALL, 18th and D Streets, NW, Washington, DC
Enter on D Street side of DAR, and check in at press table.

CONTACT: Laurie Callahan - 703-927-4003 (cell); laurie.callahan@marymount.edu

The Honorable Charles T (Chuck). Hagel
, former U.S. Senator from Nebraska, is a distinguished professor in the practice of national governance at Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service. He is also chairman of the Atlantic Council, a non-partisan think tank and public policy organization devoted to promoting transatlantic cooperation and international security.  At the ceremony, Senator Hagel will also receive the honorary degree Doctor of Humane Letters in recognition of a lifetime of distinguished leadership and service spanning the military, government, higher education, corporate, and nonprofit sectors.

Linda R. McMahon, professor of history and politics, is the senior member of Marymount’s faculty, having joined the University in 1965. For three decades, Dr. McMahon also served as Marymount’s chief student services officer, ending as vice president for student services and dean of students. Deeply committed to Catholic higher education, Dr. McMahon is an educator who truly exemplifies the ideals of Marymount and has helped thousands of young people to find their places in the world and make a positive difference. In addition, Dr. McMahon has served on the Board of Directors of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington for the past 21 years, and was Board chair from 2003 through 2011. From 1990 to 2000, she was also on the Board of Directors of the Arlington Catholic Herald, serving as vice president of that Board from 1994 to 1999. Now, as she retires from teaching, Marymount University gratefully awards the Majella Berg Medal – its highest honor – to Linda R. McMahon, in recognition of her outstanding career of dedication, leadership, and service.