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President John McKeegan

Thursday, October 7 & Friday, October 8, 2021

Thank you for joining us for this two day celebration of Mount Aloysius College and our new president, John McKeegan.

The schedule included a great mix of academic events, fun gatherings, cultural events, and of course the inauguration ceremony.

Check out replays of our livestreams:

The Value of Catholic Higher Education in the 21st Century

Inauguration Ceremony:

Inauguration Events:


1:00 p.m. – All-College Liturgy (ACWC)

2:30  p.m. – The Role of the Sisters of Mercy Nurses during the Civil War with Dr. Julie Decker (Alumni Hall)

4:00 p.m. – Arts for Healing with Dr. Don Talbot (Alumni Hall)

5:00 p.m. – Community Dinner & Cornhole Tournament (Cosgrave)


8:00 a.m. – Continental Breakfast (Cosgrave Meeting Rooms)

9:00 a.m. – Academic Program Presentations (Various locations. Registration coming soon)

11:00 a.m. – “The Value of Catholic Higher Education in the 21st Century” – Panel discussion with President McKeegan, Bishop Mark Bartchak, Sr. Mary Ann Dillon, Sr. Eileen Campbell, and guest speaker John Garvey, President of The Catholic University of America. Emcee: Deacon Anthony Dragani (ACWC)

12:30 p.m. – Lunch (on your own – dining hall will be open)

2:30 p.m. – Ceremony Formations (only for full time faculty/academic staff and other invited processional guests) (Auxiliary Gym, ACWC)

3:30 p.m. – Inauguration Ceremony with keynote speaker John Garvey, president of The Catholic University of America (ACWC)

5:00 p.m. – Reception (Bertschi)

7:30 p.m. – “Match City” Concert (ACWC)

COVID-19 Policies

In accordance with the College’s current policies, we require all inauguration attendees to wear masks when indoors on campus.

Statue of Saint Aloysius at Sunrise


Parking for inauguration activities was located in campus lots 8, 13, and 14. If needed, guests may drive between lots for more convenient parking. Please see the map to the right for more details.


Located in Cosgrave (Thursday & Friday) and the ACWC (Friday). Please stop by when you arrive on campus to receive your welcome packet. See the map to the right for more details.

Map of Parking for Inauguration

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Lt. Gen (Ret.) Steven L. Kwast, Harvard University (1636)

Dr. Thomas P. Foley, J.D., Yale University (1701)

Sr. Kathleen Mary Smith, RSM, The University of Michigan (1817)

Ms. Susan Hopp, Indiana University (1820)

Dr. Thomas J. Russo, New York University (1831)

Mr. John P. McKeegan, University of Notre Dame (1842)

Ms. Molly Butzer, Bucknell University (1846)

Very Rev. Malachi Van Tassell, T.O.R., Ph.D., Saint Francis University (1847)

Ms. Nancy Folk, Millersville University (1855)

Ms. Susan Agre-Kippenhan, Linfield University (1858)

Dr. Jonathan Green, Susquehanna University (1858)

Dr. James P. Gallagher, Philadelphia University (1884)

Ms. Lindsey Hilbrecht, Elizabethtown College (1899)

Sally Stevens Gardner, Marywood University (1915)

Dr. Dane Foust, Salisbury University (1925)

Ms. Ellen Frederick, Hartwick College (1928)

Ms. Jean P. Reamer, Siena College (1937)

Brother Marius Strom, T.O.R., Franciscan University of Steubenville (1946)

Ms. Mary Ann Rodriguez, California State University, Dominguez Hills (1960)

Dr. Robert Gregerson, University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg (1963)

Mr. Chris Ringkamp, Independent Catholic Foundation (1990)

Dr. Steve Nunez, Penn Highlands Community College (1994)

Dr. Julia Cavallo, Conference for Mercy Higher Education (2002)

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Dr. John Farkas

Mr. Sam Wagner


Sr. Eileen Campbell

Dr. Sue Clark

Mr. Denny Doll

Ms. Tobie Gunby

Ms. Sarah Klawinski

Ms. Theresa McKeegan

Dr. Glenn Neff

Ms. Carla Nelen

Ms. Kayla Schaal

Meet President John McKeegan, J.D.

“This area and the Sisters of Mercy played a major role in my life and in the lives of my ancestors. As soon as I saw the open position, I felt a real sense of calling. My wife, Theresa, and I are deeply honored to continue Mount Aloysius’ emphasis on mission-driven education, service to the global community, and the life-changing power of quality programs of education in the Catholic, Judeo-Christian tradition.”