On Saturday, May 13, 2017 approximately 70 of our students walked across the stage to receive their diplomas. Among the highlights of the event will be a speech by the 2017 Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipient, Reverend Mitch Pacwa, SJ, best known for his appearances on the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN).
We were honored to have Father Mitch Pacwa participate in our day of Commencement celebrating the Class of 2017. We were inspired by his speech given he is a well-known scholar who has spoken at many conferences and churches around the world.
This year, Ave Maria School of Law also recognized two special individuals who have touched the Ave Law community as Honorary Degree recipients – Joe Ricketts, Founder of TD Ameritrade, and the late Ambassador Michael Novak. A respected scholar, novelist, professor, diplomat and journalist, Ambassador Novak was an esteemed lecturer at Ave Maria School of Law, and a treasured friend. He is greatly missed.
The Class of 2017 was a diverse and accomplished group of young men and women that will leave a profound mark on the history of their alma mater.