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DSPT Commencement Exercises

Commencement Exercises

Join us in celebrating the graduates of 2024 at this year's commencement exercises!

The Commencement Ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 18 at 1:00 pm with a reception to follow. The Baccalaureate Mass will be held on Sunday, May 19 at 9:30 am at the Priory of St. Albert the Great.

We are honored to announce that our Commencement speaker this year will be DSPT alumna Dr. Margaret M. Turek

DSPT Commencement Ceremony
Saturday, May 18 | 1:00 pm
1521 Spruce St, Berkeley, CA

Reception to follow at DSPT

Baccalaureate Mass*
Sunday, May 19 | 9:30 am
Priory of St. Albert the Great Chapel
6170 Chabot Rd, Oakland, CA

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Commencement Speaker

Margaret M. Turek, STD

Dr. Margaret Turek is originally from the Midwest. She earned a B.A. at the University of San Francisco where she studied in the St. Ignatius Institute, an M.A. at the Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology, and a Doctor of Sacred Theology degree at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. Prior to her graduate studies, she received spiritual formation as a Carmelite for six years. 

Dr. Turek's scholarly interests include Trinitarian theology, Soteriology, and the re-integration of Dogmatic Theology and Spirituality. Before joining the faculty at STPSU in 2001, she was a tenured Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at the University of Dallas. She also teaches in the Deacon Formation Program for the Archdiocese of San Francisco and the Diocese of Oakland.