The Thomas More College of Liberal Arts in Merrimack, N.H., will honor and host as commencement speaker Dr. Jonathan Reyes, executive director of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Department of Justice, Peace, and Human Development, at graduation on May 17.
Dr. Reyes, who has taught at Newman Guide-recommended Christendom College and has served as the president of Catholic Charities of Denver, Colo., will address the graduating class of 2014. The College reports:
Dr. Reyes’ experience in academia is extensive. After receiving an M.A. at the University of Michigan, Reyes earned his Ph. D. at the University of Notre Dame. He subsequently taught at the University of Notre Dame and at Christendom College and worked as Vice President for the Campus Ministry and Leadership Formation for FOCUS (The Fellowship of Catholic University Students). He also founded and served as President of the Augustine Institute, a graduate school in Denver, Colorado from 2006 to 2008.
Dr. Reyes expressed his admiration for the work of Thomas More College in fighting the cacophony of the modern world. He stated, “Thomas More College students learn that words can still be beautiful, and as such, quite powerful in the service of the Truth.”
He went on to state, “I can think of no better preparation for confronting the challenges of our current political and social climate than the curriculum of Thomas More College.”
The Thomas More College of Liberal Arts is recommended in The Newman Guide for its strong Catholic identity.
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