Dennis Brown | March 3, 2015
Former President Jimmy Carter, former first lady Rosalynn Carter and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will be among the dignitaries who will speak Wednesday evening at a tribute to Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., the president of the University of Notre Dame from 1952 to 1987 who died Thursday at age 97, the University’s president, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., announced Monday (March 2).
“We are honored that the Carters, Dr. Rice and our other distinguished guests will join to pay tribute to Father Ted and his many contributions to national and international affairs, the Catholic Church and higher education,” Father Jenkins said. “This tribute will be a special opportunity to celebrate Father Ted’s remarkable life and career.”
The tribute will begin at 7:30 in Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center on campus. It will include music from Notre Dame student choirs and instrumental groups and reflections from the Carters, Rice, Father Jenkins and nine other guests.
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