Mount Aloysius College announced that Patricia Rooney is to serve as the commencement speaker for the class of 2013.
Rooney is the wife of Pittsburgh Steeler owner Dan Rooney, former ambassador to Ireland.
The 160th Commencement is to take place at 10 a.m. May 11 in the school’s Health and Physical Fitness Center.
During the ceremony, Mount Aloysius is to confer four honorary degrees to Patricia and Dan Rooney, Jim Walsh and Shirley Pechter.
Student speaker for the commencement is Jessica Seasoltz, who will graduate magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in biology.
College President Tom Foley said that the roster of honorary degree recipients reflects the need of the college to acknowledge excellence across a spectrum of values.
“In each honorary degree recipient, we acknowledge substantial contributions to our world,” Foley said.