Eckert Seamans Cherin and Mellott, LLC, a full-service national law firm, announced that John R. ”Jack” McGinley, Jr., was awarded an honorary doctorate of humane letters from St. Bonaventure University at its 2012 graduation ceremonies held in St. Bonaventure, NY on Sunday, May 13, 2012. Jack is the outgoing chair of St. Bonaventure’s Board of Trustees. McGinley had already served 10 years during the 1990s as a trustee when he returned in 2004 as chair to help the university recover from an academic and athletic scandal.
“He partnered with our presidents — Father Dominic Monti and Sister Margaret Carney — to stabilize a shaken and fractured board with his calm, guiding hand, with a sense of humor and a fund of football metaphors that endeared him to those who served alongside him,” said Trustee Leslie Quick III, reading the citation to honor McGinley.
Sr. Mary Jean Ryan, F.S.M., chair of the board of SSM Health Care in St. Louis, Mo., and Dr. Charles Dougherty, president of Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pa. also received honorary doctorates.
McGinley is a Partner at Eckert Seamans and serves as the Chairman of the Executive Committee.
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