The annual Academic Convocation is a community celebration of our Lasallian/Catholic tradition.
A distinguished Lasallian educator is awarded an honorary doctorate in educational leadership conferred by SMC Board of Trustees.
On April 30, 2014, the Academic Convocation honored Armin Altamirano Luistro, FSC, Secretary of the Department of Education, Republic of the Philippines. Read his Convocation address here.
Sponsor: Office of Mission
Date: April 22, 2015, the Wednesday of De La Salle Week during Community Time.
Location: Chapel, followed by a reception in the Soda Center
Description: The Convocation is a formal celebration of our Lasallian heritage. The celebration includes a variety of music, an address by the honoree, and citations from faculty, staff and students. Among the recipients have been Br. Alvaro Rodriquez Echeverria, Superior General; Br. Augustine (Gus) Boquer, President of De La Salle University-Dasmarinas, Philippines; Br. Carlos Gabriel Gomez-Restrepo, President of Universidad of de La Salle, Bogota, Columbia; Gery Short, Director of Education for the De La Salle Christian Brothers for the Western Province; Br. Vincent Malham, former President of Bethlehem University; Br. Ed Siderwitz, founder of San Miguel and Catalyst schools in Chicago; Br. Gerard Rummery, International formator; and Br. Jose Cervantes, founder of four universities in Mexico. Click here to read about the 2013 Convocation.