The Inauguration Ceremony
On October 6, 2017, the entire Elms College family gathered to welcome Harry E. Dumay, Ph.D., MBA, as the college’s 11th president. Students and staff lined the front walkway in an honor guard to guide the procession into Berchmans Hall, where Veritas Auditorium overflowed with guests.
The ceremony capped a full week of special events, including a dedication ceremony for the new Center for Student Success in the Alumnae Library; a Meet the Authors reception celebrating the publications of the college’s faculty; a coffeehouse concert featuring Elms music faculty; a cultural fair celebrating diversity on campus; a film screening in collaboration with the Polish Film Festival; a reception and reading with poet and artist Peter Richards; the annual Blessing of the Athletes ceremony; an academic showcase highlighting the work of Elms faculty and students; and a Harvest Ball for students in the College Center.
The Blessing of St. Joseph Chapel