Academic Convocation Honoree

Brother Ernest Miller, FSC, M.Div honored on April 27th at the Academic Convocation!

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The Academic Convocation is a key moment in our academic year, especially this year as we are able to celebrate in person and continue to emerge from this unprecedented time of the COVID-19 pandemic. Convocation is a signature event of our annual De La Salle Heritage Days. In addition to celebrating the rich diversity in our Saint Mary’s Community, this year we honor Br. Ernest Miller, FSC, DMin.  

A person of true faith and zeal, Brother Ernest is being recognized for his exemplary leadership and service in promoting the Lasallian charism and mission in his position as Vice President of Mission, Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at La Salle University; as a highly sought-after national and international Lasallian presenter at conferences, workshops, and retreats; and in his most recent appointment as the founding director of the Adrien Nyel Project in the Lasallian District of Eastern North America, a new ministry to encourage in young the vocation for teaching within the Lasallian charism.  We are also honored that in January of this year Brother Ernest was elected to the Board of Trustees of Saint Mary’s College.

Brother Ernest Convocation Address attached below:

















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Convocation is the centerpiece of a weeklong celebration of the life of Saint John Baptist de La Salle, patron saint of teachers, founder of the Christian Brothers and the College’s Lasallian heritage and mission.  Past recipients include:

         Brother James Gaffney, FSC,D.Min.,  President Emeritus, Lewis University

         Kevin Michael Nagle, Chair, Board of Trustees, Saint Mary's College, Moraga

  • Brother Louis DeThomasis, President Emeritus, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
  • Dr. Carmelita I. Ouebengco, Chancellor Emeritus and University Fellow at De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines
  • Brother Peter Bray, FSC, Vice Chancellor of Bethlehem, University
  • Brother Thomas Johnson,FSC,  Director of the Novitiate for the Lasallian Region of North America. ( Read his address)  
  • Brother Robert Schieler, Superior General (Read his address)
  • Brother Armin Altamirano Luistro, Secretary of Education Philippines (Read his address)
  • Brother Alvaro Rodriquez Echeverria, Superior General
  • Brother Gustavo Ramirez Barba, Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, General Councilor
  • Brother Augustine (Gus) Boquer,  President of De La Salle University-Dasmarinas, Philippines
  • Brother 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
  • Brother Jose Cervantes, founder of four universities in Mexico (More about this honoree)
  • Brother Gerard Rummery, International formator
  • Brother Ed Siderwitz, founder of San Miguel and Catalyst schools in Chicago
  • Brother Vincent Malham, former President of Bethlehem University