Wyoming Catholic College Welcomes Commencement Speaker for the Class of 2020—Fr. Mitch Pacwa
September 19th, 2019–Although our freshmen are newly returned from their 21-day expedition, seniors are still developing their theses, and every student is memorizing a new class schedule, we at Wyoming Catholic College are already looking forward to the 2020 Commencement ceremonies. This year, we will have the privilege of welcoming the well-known EWTN television host, Fr. Mitch Pacwa, SJ, as our Commencement speaker.
A renowned Biblical scholar and television host, fluent in twelve languages, Fr. Pacwa has lectured at hundreds of conferences and churches internationally. On EWTN, he currently presents a weekly televised bible study, Scripture and Tradition, and hosts EWTN Live—even interviewing Wyoming Catholic’s own Dr. Jason Baxter on October 10, 2018. He has written nearly twenty books and is president of the teaching apostolate Ignatius Productions. During his extensive travels in the Middle East, he has made over fifty pilgrimages to the Holy Land.
Fr. Pacwa received his B.A. in Philosophy and Theology from the University of Detroit before he was received into the Society of Jesus in 1976. As a priest, he continued his studies, receiving his M.Div. and S.T.B. from Loyola University, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Old Testament studies from Vanderbilt University.
The past few years, Wyoming Catholic College has welcomed as its Commencement speaker Bishop David Ricken (Bishop of the Diocese of Green Bay and one of the College’s three founders); Dr. Joseph Pearce (renowned Catholic biographer and literary professor); and Sr. Regina Marie Gorman (Vicar General of the Carmelite Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Los Angeles). We are excited to greet Fr. Pacwa here in Lander!