Ohio Dominican University officially welcomed 236 students into its alumni family during the University’s 111th Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 11, 2019. Graduates were joined by ODU faculty, staff, alumni, and hundreds of family and friends in Alumni Hall.
Sr. Margaret Ormond, OP, president of the Dominican Academy and former prioress of the Dominican Sisters of Peace, ODU’s founding congregation, delivered the keynote address.
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Sr. Ormond earned a bachelor’s degree in History from Ohio Dominican University, and a bachelor’s degree in Sacred Theology and Licentiate of Sacred Theology from Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas in Rome, Italy. She also received a Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, from Ohio Dominican in 2011.
Sr. Ormond currently serves as president of the Dominican Academy in Manhattan, New York, a Catholic college preparatory school for girls founded and supported by the Dominican Sisters of Peace. Prior to serving as prioress of the Dominican Sisters of Peace from 2009 to 2015, she ministered as a consultant on leadership among African religious where she advocated on behalf of women. She also facilitated Dominican congresses in the Philippines, El Salvador, South Africa, Kenya, Peru and Hungary. In 1987, Sr. Ormond became the first international coordinator of Dominican Sisters International, and in 1986, was appointed by her Congregation to serve as co-director of Parable, a national organization that promotes Dominican life and mission.
Sr. Ormond has served on the boards of Ohio Dominican University, Albertus Magnus College, and the Sieben Foundation. In 2017, she received the Breukelein Institute’s Award of Merit.