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St. Thomas University News Release

Office of University Advancement
St. Thomas University
Fredericton, NB, E3B 5G3
Tel (506) 452-0522, Fax (506) 460-0335



For Immediate Release: August 23, 2002

St. Thomas names Brian Mulroney Hall

[ Fredericton ] – A public ceremony to name St. Thomas University's new Professional Studies Building after one of its most distinguished alumni, the 18th Prime Minister of Canada, the Right Honourable Brian Mulroney will be held in Fredericton, N.B. on August 28, 2002.

Mr. and Mrs. Mulroney and their four children will travel to New Brunswick for the event. The program will include remarks from Mr. Mulroney, President of St. Thomas University Dr. Daniel O'Brien, New Brunswick Premier Bernard Lord and Senator Noël Kinsella, Chair of the Brian Mulroney Hall Committee, a building dedication and plaque unveiling, and an Invocation by the University Chaplain Rev. John Keoughan.

Brian Mulroney served almost 9 years as Prime Minister, having led his party to successive majority governments in 1984 and 1988. He graduated from St. Thomas College after completing his high school program in 1955. At that time the College was located in Chatham, New Brunswick. It has since become St. Thomas University and relocated to Fredericton, New Brunswick.

Members of the public are welcome to attend the ceremony which will begin at 2 pm at the Professional Studies Building, next to Holy Cross House, at 845 Montgomery Street.

Media contact:

Mary McIntosh
Director of Communications
St. Thomas University
(506) 452-0522
Email: marymc@stu.ca