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Spotlight on Success
The third lecture of the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton lecture series was held on October 16th in Knott Auditorium. The guest lecturer was Mr. Dan Curtin whose presentation was entitled: "Catholic Schools of America: Gift to the Church and Nation."
Mr.Curtin, former Executive Director of the Chief Administrators of Catholic Education (CACE) of the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA), and now consultant for Catholic education to the diocesan Office of Catholic Schools, delivered an engaging lecture to a well-attended auditorium. Mr. Curtin reviewed the history of the development of Catholic schools in the United States and how they have played the dual role of serving the Church as well as our nation in forming moral, responsible and educated citizens to participate fully in our democracy.
The St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Lecture series was instituted by Dr. Caroline Eick three years ago in her capacity as St. Elizabeth Ann Seton professor. The purpose of the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton lecture series is to examine the role of Catholic schools in the development of democracy at national and international levels. These lectures feature historical as well as contemporary perspectives, and draw on the expertise of lay as well as religious scholars, teachers, administrators, educators and advocates for Catholic schools.
Pictured are Mr. Daniel Curtin and Dr. Caroline M. Eick