William T. Heagney, Jr. of Fairfield gives the valedictory address during the 1951 Commencement Exercises.
This picture is one of a series of phographs taken during Fairfield University's First Commencement in June 1951. Reflections from pioneer class member, Arthur Laske: "I'm happy that the people I met in the early years are still friends of mine, and that we all return with the same idea: that Fairfield is a quality school and that we received a quality education."
Photographic print; black-and-white; 4 x 6 in.
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Art Perry. "William T. Heagney, Jr. at podium, Commencement 1951." 1951. Image Archive. Fairfield University Archives and Special Collections. https://digitalcommons.fairfield.edu/image-archive/240.