USD Magazine, Winter 2004

The in11ugur11tio11 week's events took Mary E. Lyons to every corn, ofthe USD community. She was well-equippedfor the journey, thanks to gifts receivedfrom each ofUSD's academic divisions at an Alumni Association breakfast, including (top center) a barris– ter's wig.from the School ofLaw and a personalized Lab coat from the Hahn School ofNursing and Health Science.

President Spends Inauguration Week


in th e Community

Mary E. Lyons said she wanted the events surrounding her inauguration as USD's president to reflect the university's public purpose. She got her wish. Among her activities during the busy week of Nov. 10-16, Lyons breakfasted with alumni, lunched with local business, education and community leaders and dined in style at black-tie gala. She celebrated with USD students at a Mardi Gras-style reception before a men's soccer game, read a Dr. Seuss book with local elementary school kids and formally received the key symbolizing the university's membership in the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. The hectic schedule, Lyons says, was merely a reflection of USD's role in the San Diego community. "USD is such a vibrant place," she said of the whirlwind. "It wouldn't make sense to do things any other way."


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