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Each Fall, usually in October, CDSP hosts an annual Alumni Convocation, with an evening Alumni Eucharist and dinner, highlighted by the awarding of honorary degrees to distinguished alumni/ae.
At the 2012 Alumni/ae Convocation, Oct. 11, 2012, two distinguished alumni were awarded honorary degrees.
The Rev. Michael G Dresbach '00, priest-in-charge of All Saints Episopal Church and vicar of Mision Cristo Rey, both in Watsonville, Calif., and the Rev. Robert Reynolds '66, priest associate at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Terrace Park, Ohio, received honorary Doctor of Divinity degrees in ceremonies in All Saints Chapel. The Very Rev. James Richardson '00, gave the sermon at the event's Eucharist, with the Rt. Rev. Charles L. Talton '70, provisional bishop of the Diocese of San Joaquin, presiding.
On Oct. 13, 2011, honorary Doctor of Divinity degrees were awarded to: the Rev. Peter Chase, the Rev. David E. Pettengill and the Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg.
The sermon was given by the Rev. Dr. Linda L. Clader, professor of homiletics and CDSP Dean of Academic Affairs.
Honorary degrees also are presented in May each year at the CDSP Commencement. CDSP has been awarding honorary degrees since 1924.