Assumption University celebrates 165th anniversary

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Three honorary degrees will be presented Saturday as Assumption University continues to celebrate its 165th anniversary.

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Patti France, president of St. Clair College, will receive a Doctor of Laws honoris causa for outstanding contributions to higher education in Windsor-Essex County.

The late George McMahon Sr., a University of Windsor history professor and author, will be posthumously awarded the 165th anniversary Jubilee Medal in recognition of a half century of unwavering support of and service to Assumption University. Dorothy McMahon will accept the medal on behalf of her late husband.

And lawyer Carl Cohen will be presented with the Fr. Eugene Carlisle LeBel CSB Award for outstanding service rendered to Assumption University and the community.

The school, then known as Assumption College, welcomed its first cohort of students on Feb. 10, 1957.

The anniversary celebration begins at 1 pm at Our Lady of the Assumption Church and will include a service presided over by Bishop Ronald Fabbro, who is also chancellor of Assumption University. It will be live-streamed via YouTube.

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