Founders’ Day Convocation 2022: Livestream Link

Posted On: 2022-03-11

The Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota community will celebrate its Founders’ Day Convocation at 1:15 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 in the Page Theatre on the Winona campus.

If you are unable to join us for event in Winona or for the livestream of the event in the University Center on our Twin Cities campus, feel free to join via this livestream link.

Founders’ Day celebrates the founding of our university by the Most Reverend Patrick Heffron, Bishop of the Diocese of Winona, over 100 years ago and the founding of the De La Salle Christian Brothers by Saint John Baptist De La Salle over 300 years ago.

The Founders’ Day Convocation will honor our Bishop Heffron Award winner, Deb Nahrgang;  our Distinguished Lasallian Educator, Dr. Paul Kotz; and our Outstanding Male and Female Seniors, Jack Hatton, Jonathon Krull, Trevor Paradise, Angel Sacta Espinoza, Elijah Williams, Mary Furlong, Jordan Keeley, Terra Lieser, Jordan Modjeski, and Destiny Walker.  Of special note, at this Founders’ Day Convocation, the university will posthumously bestow a Doctorate of Educational Leadership, honoris causa, on Blessed James Miller ’66, M’74.  This dedicated De La Salle Christian Brother and Saint Mary’s alumnus died assisting and protecting the youth he served in Central America and was beatified in Huehuetenango, Guatemala on December 7, 2019.