Assumption University Celebrates 165 Years

Tuesday February 15th, 2022

Posted at 6:41pm


Assumption University is celebrating 165 years of higher education in Windsor-Essex.

On February 10th, 1857, Assumption College opened its doors and welcomed its first cohort of students.

To mark this anniversary, Assumption University will celebrate a special online liturgy at Our Lady of the Assumption Church on June 18th, 2022. The service will be presided over by the Most Reverend Ronald Peter Fabbro, CSB, Bishop of London and Chancellor of Assumption University.

At this service, three distinguished individuals will be recognized.

  • Ms. Patricia France, President of St. Clair College will receive a Doctor of Laws honoris causa for outstanding contributions to higher education in Windsor-Essex.
  • Dr. George McMahon Sr. will posthumously receive the 165th Anniversary Jubilee Medal in recognition of a half-a-century of unwavering support of and service to Assumption University. Mrs. Dorothy McMahon will accept the medal on behalf of her late husband.
  • Dr. Carl Cohen, Q.C. will receive the Fr. Eugene Carlisle LeBel, CSB Award for outstanding service rendered to Assumption University and the community.

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