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Sister Ann Marie Hudzina to address Hilbert College class of 2014

Sister Ann Marie Hudzina
HAMBURG — Sister Ann Marie Hudzina of the Franciscan Sisters of Saint Joseph will be the commencement speaker at Hilbert College’s 53rd annual commencement ceremony planned for 1 p.m. on May 10 at the Wesleyan Church of Hamburg at 4999 McKinley Parkway.

She will also be recognized at Hilbert’s commencement, with an honorary doctorate of humane letters.

Hudzina is the FSSJ general minister and has been involved in education for more than 30 years as an elementary, junior high and high school teacher, and an elementary school principal. She participates on the Hilbert College and Immaculata Academy boards of trustees.

“I am deeply honored to be the commencement speaker at the 53rd Hilbert College Commencement,” Hudzina said. “I am both humbled and proud to accept this invitation in the name of the Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph, the founding congregation of Hilbert College.”

Hudzina has been involved in vocation and formation ministry for the FSSJ congregation, and served on the Congregational Leadership Team from 1998 – 2006. She was previously the director of departmental services at Immaculate Conception Convent.

Hilbert President Cynthia Zane Ed.D. will confer bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees, as well as associate in applied science and associate in arts degrees, to members of the class of 2014.

In addition, Zane will confer master of science and master of public administration degrees to the second cohort of Hilbert graduate students. More than 280 graduates will receive their degrees.

Baccalaureate graduates will receive degrees in accounting, business management, computer security and information assurance, criminal justice, digital media and communication, English, forensic science/crime scene investigation, global business management, human services, liberal studies, paralegal studies, political science, psychology, rehabilitation services, small business management and sports industry management.

Top student awards that will be presented at Hilbert’s 53rd commencement will include:

– The Lambert and Margaret Graham Award for a full-time returning adult student who has earned the highest cumulative quality point average.

– The Kimberly Bruch Raczkowski Memorial Alumni Association Award for a graduate who reflects the spirit of Hilbert and its mission, and possesses strong leadership skills and demonstrates loyalty and dedication to others.

– The Sister Mary Edwina Bogel Award, to a female graduate, in recognition of her character, intellectual achievement and devoted service to fellow students and the college.

– The John Kissel Man of the Year Award to a male student, in recognition of his character, intellectual progress, organizational ability and participation in activities and programs.

Christopher Holoman Ph.D., Hilbert provost and vice president for academic affairs, will act as the master of ceremonies.

A reception for graduates, guests and others in attendance will be hosted by Zane in the Wesleyan Church atrium, immediately following the commencement program.

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