Thomas More Lectures on Faith, Work and Civic Life

Thomas More Lectures honor graduates of Holy Cross by inviting them to speak about their own profession, vocation, and the ethical opportunities and challenges faced there.

April 29, 2013
James O'Connor '58, former chairman and chief executive officer of Unicom Corporation and its subsidiary, Commonwealth Edison Company, until his retirement in 1998, is a founder and co-chairman of the Big Shoulders Fund, which supports Catholic education in inner-city Chicago. He also serves as director on numerous corporate and philanthropic boards, including: Corning Incorporated, Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation, United Airlines, the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago Urban League, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, the Adler Planetarium, the Chicago Symphony, the Lyric Opera, the Museum of Science and Industry, and Northwestern University.
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Donna Winn '76March 20, 2012
A Holy Cross alumna and trustee, Donna Winn '76 is a veteran of the financial industry. She was president and CEO of OFI Private Investments, Inc., a subsidiary of OppenheimerFunds, Inc. until her retirement last year. Winn talks about perseverance in the face of adversity. She survived the 9-11 attacks on the World Trade Center and is battling ovarian cancer.  Read more.
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 Maria Eugenia Ferre RangelSeptember 8, 2011
María Eugenia Ferré Rangel '89, president of El Nuevo Dia, Puerto Rico's largest daily newspaper, talks about her family history, her Holy Cross experience, and her belief that "anything we choose to do in life has to be done with passion, compassion and commitment to the society around us."

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Past Honorees

February 22, 2011
Dennis Golden '63, president of Fontbonne University, talks about his path from NFL prospect to university president and offers advice for students exploring vocation.
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September 24, 2009
B.J. Cassin '55, is a venture capital investor and chairman and president of the philanthropic Cassin Educational Initiative Foundation, which he founded in 2000.
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March 23, 2009
John T. Broderick, Jr., '69, is Chief Justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court.
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October 28, 2008
Paul LaCamera, '64, general manager of the WBUR group, Boston's NPR news station and one of the nation's premier National Public Radio affiliates. He served many years as president and general manager of WCVB-TV, Boston's ABC affiliate.

April 8, 2008
Patrick Clancy, '68, is one of the founders of SPUD — Student Programs for Urban Development — 40 years ago and is CEO of The Community Builders, a Boston-based nonprofit housing development corporation.

April 11, 2007
Mark K. Shriver, '86, is vice president and managing director of U.S. Programs for Save the Children, leading programs and advocacy efforts for children living in impoverished rural communities across the United States.

September 7, 2006
Edward J. Ludwig, '73, is chairman, president and chief executive officer of Becton, Dickinson and Company, a Fortune 500 global medical technology company.

February 8, 2006
Sheila Cavanaugh, '81, senior vice president for internal communications at Fidelity Investments. In the late 1980s, she took a sabbatical year from banking to teach English with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees at a Vietnamese Refugee Camp in Southeast Asia.

September 8, 2005
Maggie Wilderotter, '77, Holy Cross trustee, is president and chief executive officer of Citizens Communications and is one of 20 leaders ever to have been honored by the National Cable Television Association.

October 21, 2003
Miguel A. Satut, '72, is program director at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, focusing his efforts on youth and education and the Engaging Latino Communities for Education (ENLACE) initiative.

April 24, 2002
Dr. Joseph E. Murray, '40, shared the 1990 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his pioneering work on kidney transplantation. In 1954 he performed the first human kidney transplant, launching the era of organ transplantation. Dr. Murray is professor of medicine emeritus at Harvard Medical School and is author of a memoir, Surgery of the Soul.