University of Dallas, School of Ministry 2010 Commencement Ceremony

Bishop Kevin W. Vann, J.C.D., D.D., of the Diocese of Fort. Worth to Deliver Commencement Address
School of Ministry to celebrate new academic milestones

Online PR News – 15-May-2010 – – IRVING, TX – The University of Dallas School of Ministry is pleased to announce it will host its 2010 Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 15th at the Edward R. Maher Athletic Center. Bishop Kevin W. Vann, J.C.D., D.D., of the Diocese of Fort Worth will serve as commencement speaker, addressing a graduating class of 101 students with more than 400 family, friends and faculty in the audience.

Date: Saturday, May 15, 2010 Time: 10:00am (Line-up at 9am.) Place: University of Dallas, Edward R. Maher Athletic Center
1845 East Northgate Drive
Irving, TX, 75062

101 certificates of advanced biblical studies will be awarded during the 2010 Commencement ceremony during which the School of Ministry will achieve three new milestones:

24 students will receive certificates through the University’s internet-based distance learning Catholic Biblical School four-year program. Graduates and their families will travel from across the country, from Missouri to California, to attend the ceremony.

53 students will graduate from the School of Ministry Catholic Biblical School - Spanish module. The four-year course of study is offered entirely in Spanish including curriculum, lectures, and course work.

7 students will graduate from the Adult Faith Formation program that includes 32 college level courses. These courses are a comprehensive approach to lifelong, continuing adult education with respect to the Catholic faith. This program is provided by the School of Ministry for the Diocese of Dallas and Fort Worth.
Commencement will be immediately followed by a reception for graduates, their families and friends. Guests will enjoy a festive ambiance complete with food, fun, and a live mariachi band.

“Graduation is an exciting time in the lives of our students and their families.” stated Dr. Brian Schmisek, Dean of the School of Ministry. “This event marks the culmination of years of study and sacrifice, as well as a defining point for spiritual growth. We are proud of our graduates and their achievements.”
For more information about these and other programs, please visit the School of Ministry at
About the University of Dallas, School of Ministry

The University of Dallas School, Ministry has met the needs of area dioceses by educating professional ministers for church leadership for more than 20 years. The School of Ministry makes accessible the academic resources of the University of Dallas to the Catholic Church, the larger Christian community, and the wider world. Its students develop critical skills for theological reflection, while receiving the education and formation necessary for personal growth, professional ministry, and transformative service to the world.

The University of Dallas is a Catholic, co-educational university with students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs through the Constantin College of Liberal Arts, the College of Business, the Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts and the School of Ministry. The University of Dallas has its main campus in Irving, Texas, an international campus near Rome, Italy, and a learning center in Frisco, Texas. For more information, visit

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