IU Spring 2013 Commencement
Immaculata University held its 89th Annual Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 19, on the campus of Immaculata University. The president of Immaculata University, Sister R. Patricia Fadden, IHM, Ed.D., conferred degrees on 915 graduates. Seventy-four students received doctoral degrees, 171 master’s degrees, and 670 earned undergraduate degrees.
The Commencement speaker was Jamie Moyer, former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher, who also received the honorary doctor of laws degree. Moyer played 25 years in Major League Baseball and helped the Phillies win a World Series Championship in 2008. In 2012, he became the oldest pitcher to record a win. In 2000, Moyer and his wife, Karen, established the Moyer Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering children in distress through education and support, helping them to lead healthy and inspired lives.
During the ceremony, Rev. Tadeusz Pacholczyk, Ph.D. received the Immaculata Medal, which is awarded to an individual who has publicly exercised creative leadership, demonstrated sound scholarship in their field, or served the University in an extraordinary way. Pacholczyk, director of education for the National Catholic Bioethics Center in Philadelphia, writes a monthly column that is syndicated in the U.S. to diocesan newspapers and to international newspapers as well. As a world renowned expert on contemporary bioethics, he often appears on national television news shows.
Immaculata University is a Catholic, comprehensive, coeducational institution of higher education, located on the Main Line between Malvern and Exton, 20 miles west of Philadelphia.