May 19, 2014, 11:25 AM EDT
The University of Notre Dame held its 169th Commencement Exercises on Sunday, and with that, the 2013-14 academic year is officially in the books.
In addition to the 3,047 diplomas conferred during the weekend, a number of awards and honors were also announced.
Among the numerous teaching awards, former Monogram Club board member Chris Stevens (’74, basketball) earned a pair of recognitions.
Stevens, an adjunct instructor in the Mendoza College of Business, was named the University’s Frank O’Malley Award recipient. Named after the late Frank O’Malley (’32, ’33), the award is presented to a faculty member who exhibits the ideals of the former English professor by demonstrating a commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching.
A member of Digger Phelps’ 1974 squad that snapped UCLA’s historic 88-game win streak, Stevens also received Mendoza’s Blessed Basil Anthony Moreau, C.S.C. Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award.
Speaking of commencement…Rev. Ray Hammond delivered an inspiring address during the ceremony at Notre Dame Stadium. An honorary doctor of humane letters recipient, Hammond was called upon to be the principal speaker after Christopher Patten, chancellor of Oxford and chair of the BBC Trust, withdrew for health reasons earlier this spring. You can watch Hammond’s full speech below.