UD’s Bro. Ray Fitz to receive national award

The association will present the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, CSC, Award to Fitz on Jan. 31 in Washington, D.C., during its annual meeting.

Brother Ftiz served as UD president from 1979 to 2002, the longest presidential term in the school’s history. During the past 12 years, he has served as the Ferree Professor of Social Justice at the university, leading classes that connect Catholic teaching to urban social issues.

“He has made a fundamental contribution to society by simply saying ‘yes’ to what was asked of him. This faith-filled contribution with Catholic colleges and universities has produced a deep embrace of Catholic identity within the academy and society,” ACCU President Michael Galligan-Stierle said in a prepared statement issued Monday.

- Cassidy Boyer, an intern, is a senior at Wright State University.

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