The Most Rev. Blase Cupich, archbishop of Chicago and a 1971 St. Thomas alumnus, has received an honorary degree from the university.continue at St. Thomas U
St. Thomas conferred a Doctor of Laws degree on Cupich during a May 11 ceremony in the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas. A reception for the 200 guests followed in Woulfe Alumni Hall.
Cupich, an Omaha native, enrolled at St. Thomas and St. John Vianney Seminary for his junior and senior years. He was ordained to the priesthood after four years of study at the North American College and Gregorian University in Rome, and returned to Omaha to serve as a pastor and teach at a Catholic high school at Creighton University.