From left, Joan Dawson McConnon and Sister Mary Scullion, Philadelphia, Pa., receive the Laetare Medal from University President John I. Jenkins during Notre Dame Commencement ceremony Sunday May 22, ... more 
From left, Joan Dawson McConnon and Sister Mary Scullion, Philadelphia, Pa., receive the Laetare Medal from University President John I. Jenkins during Notre Dame Commencement ceremony Sunday May 22, 2011 in South Bend, Ind. The Laetare Medal, the university's highest honor, has been conferred annually since 1983 on Amercian Catholic men and women who have served with distinction in their chosen fields of endeavor. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Joe Raymond
Sun, May 22, 2011 11:46 AM EDT