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Broberg, Murphy receive honorary doctorates

Posted by Pam Cunningham on Mon, May 14, 2012 @ 09:05 AM

Broberg, Thyreen, MurphyRev. Dr. Stuart Broberg, senior pastor of The Church of the Covenant in Washington, Pa., and Congressman Timothy F. Murphy were awarded honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degrees during Waynesburg University’s commencement exercises Sunday, May 13. 

The degrees were conferred upon Broberg and Murphy for the ways in which they parallel Waynesburg University’s mission of faith, learning and serving. 

Members of the Waynesburg University Board of Trustees presented the recipients and assisted with investitures.  

The following citations were read: 

Rev. Dr. Stuart Broberg 

Stuart D. Broberg, in recognition of your personal commitment to education, mentorship, faith, and charity, Waynesburg University honors you.  

A distinguished pastor, you inspire others to understand Christ’s love while helping them to grow in their faith. A passionate role model and man of God, your distinct contributions have influenced countless individuals across the country while simultaneously advancing the Kingdom of Christ. 

Your resolute vow to the ministry is apparent through your selflessness and the energy and passion exuded through your daily choices and commitments. For your unwavering ability to place God before all things, and to continuously seek and know Him, we recognize you.  

For your involvement in your own community and for your personal credo as it relates to relying wholeheartedly on God, we are pleased to acknowledge you.  

Congressman Timothy F. Murphy 

In recognition of your commitment to advance the traditional values of southwestern Pennsylvanians, Waynesburg University honors you. 

For numerous professional accomplishments including authoring legislation ending discriminatory practices to seniors on Medicare seeking mental healthcare, we commend you. 

Through your service in the U.S. Navy Reserve Medical Service Corps, and your work with wounded warriors with traumatic brain injury and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, you have profusely demonstrated your devotion to your calling. 

With more than three decades of experience, you have passionately advocated for meaningful reforms and increased funding for medical research including mental health issues and the expansion of the use of electronic patient records, gaining respect and appreciation from your colleagues and those you serve. 

You have established yourself as a highly regarded leader and humanitarian who strives daily to parallel Waynesburg University’s mission of a life of leadership and purpose for the glory of God.


For more information contact: Pam Cunningham, Director of University Relations
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