Ceremonial Opening of Divine Mercy University - Divine Mercy University

Ceremonial Opening of Divine Mercy University

On May 19th, Divine Mercy University will hold a Ceremonial Opening of the newly-expanded university along with a special lecture event, featuring Most Reverend William Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore.

President Fr. Charles Sikorsky, L.C., along with Most Reverend William E. Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore, Most Reverend Paul Loverde, Bishop of Arlington, Most Reverend Barry Knestout, Auxiliary Bishop of Washington, DC, the DMU Board of Directors, and other honored guests will join together in a formal ceremony to officially open Divine Mercy University.

Divine Mercy University expanded from The Institute for the Psychological Sciences early in 2016 to include a new School of Counseling, with an online Master’s in Counseling program. The University will now house two schools: The Institute for the Psychological Sciences (IPS), which includes the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D), and the online M.S. in Psychology; and the newly established School of Counseling.

“As more and more families and their loved ones are experiencing mental health needs, we are humbled and at the same time enthused about our expansion. It is an opportunity for us to be better instruments of God’s mercy by bringing love, hope and healing to the troubled, lonely and stigmatized,” said DMU’s president, Fr. Charles Sikorsky, LC.

Immediately following the ceremony, Most Reverend William E. Lori will present the final lecture of the 2015-2016 Newman Lecture Series on “Religious Freedom in the Year of Mercy.”

The Ceremonial Opening will commence at 6:00PM at the Hilton Crystal City in Arlington, VA, with the Newman Lecture immediately following. The ceremony and Newman Lecture are open to the public. Check into the lobby for location information. RSVPs can be made to newmanlectures@ipsciences.edu by May 4th.

The Institute for the Psychological Sciences/Divine Mercy University’s 15th Annual Commencement Exercises will take place the following day, May 20th at 2PM with the commencement address given by Dr. William Thierfelder, President of Belmont Abbey College. 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.

For more information, contact Jessie Tappel in the Office of Communications at 703-416-1441×116 or jtappel@ipsciences.edu.

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