Juan Hernandez-Magana, a seminarian for the Diocese of Nashville, recently received a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy and the liberal arts from St. Joseph Seminary College in St. Benedict, Louisiana, during the 132nd Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement Exercises.
Father Michael Chukwu, a priest with the Diocese of Okigwe, Nigeria, gave the commencement address. He is completing his first year on the formation and academic faculty at St. Joseph Seminary College.
The Class of 1964 Father Paul Miranne Service Award, presented to a graduate who during his years at Saint Joseph Seminary College has performed quiet service, without publicity or fanfare, was also awarded during the ceremony. Father Matthew Clark, OSB, vice rector and director of alumni affairs, presented the award to Hayden Francis Coleman, a seminarian for the Diocese of Lafayette, Louisiana.
Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond of New Orleans, who is chancellor of St. Joseph Seminary College, and Father Gregory M. Boquet, OSB, president-rector of St. Joseph Seminary College, presented diplomas and certificates to graduates.