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Alumnus Will Lead St. Patrick's Day Parade

John L. Lahey, the president of Quinnipiac College in Hamden, Connecticut, and a graduate of Teachers College, has been named the Grand Marshal of the 236th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade.

The Parade will be held on March 17. This year's event is dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the Great Irish Hunger, a famine that killed 1.5 million and drove another 2.5 million out of the country.

Dr. Lahey earned his Master of Arts degree in higher education administration in 1977, after earning a Ph.D. in philosophy at the University of Miami.

He has served on the St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee for nearly 20 years.

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