Inaugural Symposium Considers Value of Catholic Liberal Arts Education
What is it that makes a Catholic liberal arts education valuable? Is it answering the needs of today's SMC students? A symposium held as part of the inauguration of President James A. Donahue explored these questions.
Photos by Gina Halferty
Vice Provost Richard Carp and faculty members gathered before the symposium.
President James A. Donahue and attendees.
Dean of the School of Liberal Arts Steve Woolpert set the stage for the symposium.
University of San Diego President Mary Lyons offered many thoughtful insights from her experience as a leader of both secular and Catholic colleges.
SMC senior Robby Tabor was one of the participants.
Saint Mary's student William Conable listens to Monsignor Robert Sheeran, former president of Seton Hall University.
Some audience members listened as the symposium speakers presented their ideas or scanned the seminar texts; others jumped in and took a seat at the table.
Brother Charles Hilken listened to the views of the speakers.
Brother Mark McVann makes a point during the discussion.
Monsignor Sheeran listens to Professor Raina Leon.
Provost Beth Dobkin (right) listens as Lyons makes a point.
President Donahue called the seminar discussion of Catholic Liberal Arts education "very powerful."