Award-winning Author Speaks at University

Oct 6, 2014

From left, Rebecca Haggerty, assistant dean for assessment and programs at The University of Scranton; Dr. Thomas Check; Jay Sullivan; Irene DeGroot Thompson; Desmond Plunkett; and Brian Conniff, Ph.D., dean of the University’s College of Arts and Sciences.

Jay Sullivan, author of “Raising Gentle Men: Lives at the Orphanage Edge,” delivered this year’s University of Scranton Ignatian Values in Action lecture last month on campus. Three of the people who were featured in his book – Dr. Thomas Check, Irene DeGroot Thompson, and Desmond Plunkett – also spoke at the event. “Raising Gentle Men” was selected for this year’s Royal Reads Program, making it required reading for the University’s incoming class of 2018. 



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