Class of 2023 Commencement Activities

The Class of 2023 Commencement Activities ceremonies and festivities will take place on Wednesday, May 24th and Thursday, May 25th!

We’re delighted to return to the Atlanta area for our in-person commencement ceremonies, and will continue to offer a virtual option for those who are unable to attend in Atlanta. Graduation will be held again at Mary our Queen Parish in Peachtree Corners, Georgia.


Mary Our Queen Catholic Church

6260 The Corners Parkway

Peachtree Corners, Georgia 30092


Zoom for Graduates, YouTube for families & friends watching


Dr. Jonathan J. Sanford, Ph.D, President of University of Dallas

President Sanford came to the university as dean of Constantin College in 2015 and was elevated to provost in 2018. Dr. Sanford, who holds the rank of professor and is tenured in the Philosophy Department, graduated summa cum laude from Xavier University, majoring in classical languages and philosophy, in 1997. Dr. Sanford received his doctorate in philosophy from the University of Buffalo, State University of New York in 2001, and received a postdoctoral fellowship from Fordham University in 2001-02. Sanford served at Franciscan University of Steubenville for 13 years before joining the University of Dallas in 2015.

Sanford has published widely on philosophical figures and topics, especially in foundational questions in moral philosophy, as evidenced in “Before Virtue: Assessing Contemporary Virtue Ethics” (The Catholic University of America Press 2015). Sanford is currently writing a book on virtue and education. He frequently lectures to both scholarly and popular audiences on a variety of topics. For the past three years, he has hosted the monthly “Good News at UD” portion of the Good News Show on Guadalupe Radio (KATH 910 AM).

Sanford is a trustee of the Hildebrand Project, a member of the executive committee and the executive council of the American Catholic Philosophical Association, a member of the Dallas board of Legatus, a fellow of the Dallas Institute for Humanities and Culture, and a board member of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars, and is active in several other professional and academic organizations. His wife, Rebecca, is a registered nurse and founding board member of Mighty Is Her Call, a Catholic mothers’ ministry recognized by the Diocese of Dallas. The Sanfords, parishioners at St. Rita Catholic Church in Dallas, have nine children and two granddaughters, and live with their younger children in Irving, Texas.


Dr. Carl Hasler, Kolbe Online Instructor

Dr. Carl Hasler received his MA and PhD in Philosophy from the University of Missouri-Columbia and has taught philosophy at the college/university level for 30+ years. Recently he has taught 20 years at Collin College, a 2-year institution, in Texas. Currently, he is teaching courses in philosophy at the University of Texas at Dallas, and for campuses in the Dallas County Community College District. Over the years, Dr. Hasler has tried to focus his teaching on the ideas of such Catholic luminaries as St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Bonaventure as well as more contemporary Catholic thinkers as G. K. Chesterton, Hilaire Belloc, Josef Pieper, Fr. James Schall, S. J., and Dr. Peter Kreeft. After many years of teaching in secular institutions, Dr. Hasler is seeking a more permanent position teaching in Catholic institutions of learning. Dr. Hasler lives in Dallas, Texas, with his wife, two daughters and his two grandsons.


We have secured a room block at the Hampton Inn To reserve a room at the discounted rate of $109/night, use this link, or call the hotel and mention "Kolbe Academy Graduation".


Registration information will be sent to graduates via Schoology and parent emails. Virtual attendee information and links will be sent upon registration. A YouTube link to share with your family and friends will be sent out as the date approaches.

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