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President, Birmingham Southern College and Association of American Colleges Administrator

Honorary Doctor of Laws



From time to time it is proper for the University of Detroit to single out individual men and women whose lives illustrate what is meant by the achievement of an ideal. Tonight on the occasion of its 75th anniversary year, the University has chosen to be especially bountiful not only in the number of those whom it presents for emulation and for honor, but also in the wide diversity of the vocations in which they have made their dreams come true. I present, Very Reverend President, for the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws. Guy Everett Snavely, Dr. Snavely laid a sound foundation for the influential role he has played in education. In his doctoral studies at Johns Hopkins he was captivated by the human warmth of literature; at Allegheny College he taught literature and warmed to the heart of youth. This prime experience he carried to the presidency of Birmingham Southern College and to his superb administration of the Association of American Colleges for the past fifteen years. His penetrating understanding of the Jesuit ideal in education has been demonstrated by his cordial friendship for the Jesuit colleges and universities and by innumerable kind deeds in their behalf. Commencement, University of Detroit, June 11, 1952.

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