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2020 Post-Degree Conferral Celebration

The link to the Fitzpatrick College of Nursing's 2020 Post-Degree Conferral Celebration can be found here:

The video will be available on May 15, 2020 after 5:30 PM. Congratulations to the class of 2020!



Held each May during the weekend of Villanova University's Commencement activities, the M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing Convocation honors undergraduate and graduate students. The faculty leads a procession of students, the Dean offers remarks, an undergraduate student addresses classmates, distinguished achievements in both programs are recognized, awards are presented, degree candidates are recognized individually and students are welcomed into the Nursing Alumni Association. Convocation concludes with the singing of the alma mater.


Among the awards bestowed upon the degree candidates are:

  • Fitzpatrick College of Nursing Medallion for Distinguished Academic Achievement
  • H. Elaine McCaully Award for Clinical Excellence
  • Hazel Johnson Leadership Award
  • Joseph Petro and Helen Yura-Petro Award for Achievement in Nursing Theory
  • Reverend Francis X. N. McGuire, OSA Award of the Villanova University Alumni Association
  • Rose Woytowich O’Driscoll Student Service Award
  • Claire M. Manfredi Graduate Nursing Leadership Award
  • Distinguished Dissertation Award