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Milwaukee Archbishop Serves as Commencement Speaker

The Most Reverend Timothy Dolan, archbishop of Milwaukee, served as the guest speaker at Fontbonne University's spring commencement ceremony May 19. Dolan received an honorary doctorate of humane letters during the ceremony. More than 400 undergraduate and graduate students received their degrees, marking Fontbonne's largest graduating class in history.

Dolan, originally from St. Louis, attended St. Louis Preparatory Seminary South in Shrewsbury before graduating from Cardinal Glennon College, where he earned a bachelor's degree in philosophy. He completed his priestly formation at the Pontifical North American College in Rome, where he earned a licentiate in sacred theology at the Pontifical University at St. Thomas.

In June 2001 - on the 25th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood - he was consecrated a bishop and was named the auxiliary bishop of St. Louis by Pope John Paul II. In June 2002, he was appointed the 10th archbishop of Milwaukee by Pope John Paul.