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May 7, 2015

Inspirational speaker Paula McGee to give CSJ commencement address

Inspirational speaker Paula McGee to give CSJ commencement address


Dr. Paula McGee

RUTLAND—Dr. Paula McGee, a dynamic preacher, author, and inspirational speaker, will be the commencement speaker at College of St. Joseph’s commencement ceremony at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 17, in the College’s Athletic Center.

Dr. McGee’s personal mission is to “inspire others to recognize, accept and fulfill their call to greatness.”

McGee earned a Master of Divinity from the Interdenominational Theological Center, a Master of Arts in Religion from Vanderbilt University, and a Ph.D. in Women’s Studies in Religion from Claremont Graduate University.

Some of her greatest accomplishments have occurred on the basketball court. A graduate of the University of Southern California, McGee earned a spot in the USC Hall of Fame. Following college, she tried out for the Harlem Globetrotters and played a season for the Dallas Diamonds, a WABA team. In addition, she played five seasons in Italy and Spain before ending her successful sports career to pursue her life’s calling to preach.

“We are extremely happy to have Dr. McGee as our commencement speaker for 2015,” said Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty Dr. David Balfour. “Her impressive and wide-ranging accomplishments in the areas of theology, business, and athletics more than speak for themselves. We believe she will serve as a wonderful role model and inspiration to our students and the entire community.”

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