News Release


Mount Marty College to Hold Fall Commencement on December 14th

Published Date12\9\2013
James Sullivan, Ph.D. will be the keynote speaker at the fall commencement exercises to be held at Mount Marty College. Speaking to more than 80 students receiving various degrees, his message will be, "Learning to See: Liberal Arts in the Twenty First Century." The ceremony will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 14, 2013, at Marian Auditorium, 1105 West 8th Street, Yankton.

Dr. James Sullivan attended Creighton University earning a Bachelor of Arts in 1972 and a Master of Arts in 1974. He continued his studies at St. Louis University and earned a PhD. in English in 1982. He began teaching at Mount Marty College in 1984 and was for ten years the faculty advisor of The Moderator and Midstream.

Dr. Sullivan edited "A South Dakota Response to Economic Justice for All: Catholic Social Teaching and the U.S. Economy" for the Sioux Falls Diocese. He served for seven years on the Mayor's Commission for Reconciliation in Yankton and has for 25 years served as a community scholar for the South Dakota Humanities Council leading book discussion groups in Platte, Scotland, Irene, Gayville, Vermillion, Yankton and the Yankton Federal Prison Camp. He has presented papers on Chinese, Japanese, Indian and American literature at regional and national conferences and has published interviews, book reviews, and poetry in many literary journals.

The fall commencement will include the first graduates from the Master of Science in Nursing Degree program.