Margaret “Peg” Mary Dolan, will deliver the 2008 undergraduate commencement address to more than 1,200 students during the Loyola Marymount University (LMU) 96th annual ceremony on Saturday, May 10th, the university has announced.

“Sister Peg,” as she known, is a member of the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary and has been an LMU chaplain since 1974. She also served as a campus minister from 1974-1985, until she was appointed director of Campus Ministry.

She retired in 2006 after serving 33 years as a resident chaplain, but continues to fill her roles as LMU alumni chaplain, moderator of Gryphon Circle and retreat director. She has spearheaded many programs that take LMU’s message into the community to help people and institutions in need, according to LMU.

More than 1,900 bachelor’s, master’s and law degrees will be awarded this spring during three separate ceremonies at LMU. In addition to undergraduate commencement, ceremonies for graduate students May 11th and Loyola Law School students May 18th will also take place in the Sunken Garden on the Westchester campus.

LMU commencement ceremonies are open to the public and tickets are not required. Up to 20,000 guests are expected for the undergraduate ceremony, which begins promptly at 9:30 a.m. and lasts approximately three and a half hours. It is recommended that visitors arrive early, as on-campus parking is free, but limited.

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