- Class of 2016
- Canton, OH
2012 May 21
Patrick Kane, a resident of Bolivar, OH, graduated from Walsh University with a Bachelor of Science degree. More than 630 graduates were awarded their degrees during the 49th Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, April 29, marking one of Walsh's largest graduating classes to date.
During the ceremony, Walsh University's third President, Brother Francis Blouin, F.I.C., served as Keynote Speaker and was also honored with the prestigious Founders' Award. The Founders' Award was established in 1985 and is awarded to those who have achieved national stature by illustrating in their lives the same ideals that inspired the venerable Father John de La Mennais and Father Gabriel Deshayes in founding the Brothers of Christian Instruction. These ideals are faith in God. fidelity to the Catholic Church, active for concern for Christian education, dedication to authentic social justice and courageous promotion of human welfare, especially among those less fortunate and disenfranchised.
Walsh University is an independent, co-educational Catholic liberal arts and sciences institution that promotes academic excellence and diversity and provides close faculty-student interaction. It is dedicated to teaching its more than 2,900 students to become leaders in service to others through a values-based education with an international perspective in the Judeo-Christian tradition.