Monday, April 29, 2013

Saint Mary's commencement ceremony scheduled for May 11

WINONA, Minn. — On Saturday, May 11, the Winona campus of Saint Mary’s University will host a joint commencement ceremony for both Winona undergraduate and graduate students, beginning at 11 a.m. in the gymnasium.

Undergraduate student reflections will be offered by this year’s Outstanding Male and Female Seniors Peter Borash, son of Ron and Ann Borash of North Prairie, Minn., and Constance Budin, daughter of Bruce and Colleen Budin of Le Center, Minn.

Representing SMU’s Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs, Jeremy Storelee, an M.Ed. in Teaching and Learning graduate, will also give a reflection. Cheyanne Kofmehl, M.A. in Philanthropy and Development, and Brother Diego Rico-Archilla, FSC, M.A. in Educational Leadership, will be presented with Outstanding Graduate Final Paper Awards.

A reception on the plaza will follow the ceremony. In case of inclement weather, the reception will be held in Gostomski Fieldhouse.

Prior to the ceremony, a Baccalaureate Mass will take place in Saint Thomas More Chapel at 8 a.m.

Limited parking will be available. A shuttle service will be provided from a nearby parking lot. More information will be posted at

The Saint Mary’s Nairobi campus hosted its commencement ceremony on April 27. The Twin Cities campus will conduct three summer commencement ceremonies on June 2.