St. John’s University honors noted Vincentian Family members

by | Sep 17, 2014 | Vincentian Family

JohnRybolt8x6In celebration of Founder’s Week St. John’s University is honoring John Rybolt, CM with an Honorary Degree

During the Vincentian Convocation, the Vincentian Chair of Social Justice Lecture—“Vincentian Social Justice”—will be delivered by Rev. John E. Rybolt, C.M. Since his ordination in 1967, Father has been studying the life of St. Vincent de Paul and the evolution of the Vincentian tradition as it has embraced the world. Moreover, he has been educating others from many walks of life in that tradition. He holds a Ph.D. from St. Louis University in Biblical Languages and Literature along with several other advanced degrees.

Honorees include

Presentation of the Vincentian Mission Award
to Linda M. Sama, Ph.D.
Professor and Associate Dean for Global Initiatives
Department of Management
The Peter J. Tobin College of Business
St. John’s University

Presentation of the Caritas Medal
to Sr. Joan Dawber, S.C.
Executive Director
LifeWay Network, Inc.

Presentation of the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Medal
to Susan Gordan Ryan ’71Ed
Ladies of Charity
St. John’s University

Presentation of the St. Vincent de Paul Medal
to Jean Baptiste Tropnas, M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science
SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Conferral of the Degree of Doctor of Laws
Rev. John E. Rybolt, C.M., Ph.D.
Author of The Vincentians: A General History of the
Congregation of the Mission
Vincentian Scholar in Residence
De Paul University.

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Vincentian Convocation Ceremony will take place Thursday, September 25, 2014