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Law school, Mendoza diploma ceremonies set for May 21

by Shannon Chapla, Notre Dame News and Information

May 9, 2006

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Diploma ceremonies for Notre Dame Law School students and Mendoza College of Business master’s degree candidates will be conducted Sunday (May 21) at the reflecting pool of the Hesburgh Library on campus. (In case of rain, the ceremonies will be held in the Stepan Center.)

The Mendoza College of Business will present diplomas to 399 master’s degree candidates at 9 a.m.  John W. "Jay" Jordan II, a 1969 Notre Dame graduate, benefactor and member of the University's Board of Trustees, will address the assembly. 

Jordan is chairman of the Board of Trustees’ investment committee, which oversees the University endowment.  He is founder of The Jordan Company (TJC), a private investment firm that acquires, manages and builds companies for the TJC partnership account.  He also is chairman and chief executive officer of the Chicago-based holding company Jordan Industries Inc.  The University's new Jordan Hall of Science has been underwritten with a leadership gift from Jordan, and he previously funded construction of the Jordan Auditorium in Mendoza.

One hundred ninety-six students will be recognized at the Law School’s diploma ceremony at 4:30 p.m.  A prayer service and hooding ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart for Law School graduates, their families and friends.

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