Commencement Speaker

Sister Helen Prejean, CSJ

A world-renowned advocate for justice, Sister Prejean has been instrumental in shaping the Catholic Church’s position on capital punishment. Her ministry to death row inmates and her interactions with their families, victims and other prisoners led her to founding Survive, an organization dedicated to counseling families of victims of violence. Her book Dead Man Walking, an account of her prison ministry, became a bestseller and was adapted into an award-winning film.