Guest Speaker - 2019 December

Jonathan (“Jon”) Greenwald, a Wyoming Valley native and retired U.S. diplomat, will be the keynote speaker when Misericordia University holds its ninth annual winter commencement ceremony at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16 in the Anderson Sports and Health Center. Commencement activities include a baccalaureate Mass at 10:30 a.m. in Lemmond Theater and a Commencement Luncheon at 11:30 in the Banks Student Life Center. 

Jon Greenwald graduated from Wyoming Seminary (Class of 1960), Princeton University, and Harvard Law School. He is an international law specialist with a doctor of jurisprudence degree. Mr. Greenwald served as a United States Diplomat for 30 years and was stationed at numerous places around the world. He was the embassy’s political counselor as the Berlin Wall fell and Germany reunited. Mr. Greenwald served on U.S. delegations to the UN General Assembly, reviewed the Helsinki Final Act on Security and Cooperation in Europe, and held important positions in the State Department’s legal, intelligence, counter-terrorism and European bureaus. He also served as Minister-Counselor of the U.S. Mission to the European Union. Mr. Greenwald is a prime example to show that Mercy is embodied in government service that actively promotes the best ideals of this great country of ours: liberty and justice for all, freedom, peace, and democracy.

*More info about 2019 December Commencement speaker coming soon!

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