Assumption University celebrates its 165th anniversary

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

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Patti France, President of St. Clair College, will receive an honorary Doctorate of Laws for her outstanding contributions to higher education in Windsor-Essex County.

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

And attorney Carl Cohen will be featured with the father. Eugene Carlisle LeBel CSB Award for Distinguished Service to Assumption University and the Community.

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

The anniversary celebration will begin at 1 p.m. 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 streamed live via YouTube.

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