SPOKANE, Wash. – Nobel Laureate Desmond M. Tutu, who delivered the keynote address at Gonzaga University’s senior commencement May 13, met with eight Gonzaga students May 12 in Gonzaga’s Foley Center Library. Most Rev. Tutu responded to many questions from the young scholars. Senior commencement marked the beginning of Gonzaga’s 125th anniversary celebration.
Gonzaga President Thayne M. McCulloh presented Archbishop Tutu with an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Gonzaga at senior commencement. The world-renowned activist for social justice won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for helping to break South Africa’s shackles of apartheid. The inspirational octogenarian retired from public life in 2010 but accepted Gonzaga’s invitation to speak. Read the highlights of his keynote address.
Sue Weitz, Gonzaga’s vice president for student life and a friend of Most Rev. Tutu, arranged the roundtable with students. Click the icon below to watch a portion of the session.