DMU Graduates Prepare To Counsel, Heal, and Serve
On May 19, Divine Mercy University (DMU) will hold the 16th Graduation Mass and Commencement Exercises at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. His Excellency Archbishop Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, will be the principal celebrant and homilist of the Graduation Mass. Most Reverend Paul S. Loverde, Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Arlington and longtime member of the School’s Board of Directors, will also be in attendance.
President Fr. Charles Sikorsky, L.C. will confer 62 Master’s and Doctoral degrees from DMU’s School of Psychology, the Institute for the Psychological Sciences, making this graduating class the largest in the history of the university.
“As our graduates continue to spread across the world, serving in various capacities as mental health counselors, psychologists, and in the helping professions, we are profoundly grateful to Our Lord to witness the growing impact of the mission of Divine Mercy University: to bring hope and healing to all those who suffer,” said Fr. Sikorsky.
The evening prior, Fr. Sikorsky, along with His Excellency Archbishop Christophe Pierre, the DMU Board of Directors, DMU Faculty and Staff, and other honored guests will gather at the Apostolic Nunciature of the Holy See for the 2017 President’s Reception to honor the graduates and supporters of the University.
Founded originally in 1999 as the Institute for the Psychological Sciences, the graduate school became Divine Mercy University in 2016. It currently houses two schools: the Institute for the Psychological Sciences and the School of Counseling. The Institute for the Psychological Sciences offers two degree programs: the Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology, offered onsite in Arlington, VA, and a Master of Science in Psychology, offered online. The School of Counseling offers a Master of Science in Counseling, offered online with onsite residencies.
The 2017 President’s Reception will take place on May 18th at the Apostolic Nunciature of the Holy See. The reception is by invitation only. Divine Mercy University’s 16th Annual Commencement Exercises, open to the public and live-streamed through the University’s YouTube channel, will take place May 19th at 2PM with the commencement address given by Curtis Martin, Founder of the Fellowship for Catholic University Students (FOCUS). The Exercises will be held in the Crypt Church at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, located at 400 Michigan Ave., N.E., Washington, DC.
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