ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y., April 25, 2006 – St. Bonaventure University president, Sr. Margaret Carney, O.S.F., S.T.D., has been chosen to receive an honorary degree from the University of St. Francis.
The degree Sr. Margaret will receive is a Doctor of Humane Letters. She was chosen for this honor in recognition of her outstanding leadership and accomplishments in Catholic and Franciscan higher education, in the Catholic and Franciscan Intellectual Tradition and in Franciscan studies.
Pictured: Sr. Margaret Carney, O.S.F., S.T.D., University PresidentOn the Franciscan Intellectual Tradition, Sr. Margaret said, “This tradition views the Incarnation of Christ as conferring ultimate dignity on the simple experience of being human. This validation of the human project is an antidote to the nihilism and cynicism of so many modern philosophies. And it accounts for the particular ‘coloration’ of Franciscan study and work – a color palette dominated by hues of joy, simplicity and pleasure … in life.”
Sr. Margaret was also chosen to be the keynote speaker for the University of St. Francis’ Commencement Exercises to be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Ind.
The University of St. Francis was founded in 1890. It is a comprehensive university in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, offering undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 2,000 students from a broad geographic region.