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Full Text of HR0454  102nd General Assembly

HR0454 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY


  

 


 
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HOUSE RESOLUTION

 
2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois House of
3Representatives wish to congratulate Saint Xavier University
4on the occasion of its 175th anniversary; and
 
5    WHEREAS, Saint Xavier University has been transforming
6lives through education since five Sisters of Mercy arrived in
7Chicago and opened the Saint Francis Xavier Female Academy of
8Chicago in 1846; the academy was named in honor of Sisters of
9Mercy leader Mother Frances Xavier Warde and the name of her
10patron, St. Francis Xavier; and
 
11    WHEREAS, Saint Xavier University has shown marked
12resilience since opening, from surviving the destruction
13caused by the Great Chicago Fire in 1871 to navigating more
14recent challenges posed in the higher education landscape; and
 
15    WHEREAS, Saint Xavier University has grown in numerous
16ways, including adding new buildings and programs, collecting
17academic and athletic accolades, and serving a student body of
18undergraduate and graduate students that continues to grow,
19with enrollment consistently surpassing the previous year; the
20university is marking its anniversary by welcoming the largest
21freshman class in its history in 2021; and
 

 

 

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1    WHEREAS, Saint Xavier University was the first Catholic
2university in Chicago and the first Mercy institution of
3higher learning in the world; the university is a vital part of
4Illinois history and has served many families from the Oak
5Lawn area; and
 
6    WHEREAS, Saint Xavier University will celebrate its 175th
7anniversary with a special Spirit of Mercy Day on September
823, 2021, followed by a Student Leader Commissioning, an art
9gallery exhibit, and Homecoming celebrations; therefore, be it
 
10    RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ONE
11HUNDRED SECOND GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that
12we congratulate Saint Xavier University on its 175th
13anniversary and wish the university continued success; and be
14it further
 
15    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
16presented to Saint Xavier University President Laurie M.
17Joyner, Ph.D., as an expression of our esteem and respect.