Saint Joseph's to honor the Moyers
Philadelphia Daily News
Phillies lefthander Jamie Moyer and his wife, Karen, will receive honorary doctorates from Saint Joseph's University on April 30. The Moyers will receive degrees as doctor of public service for their charitable work with the Jamie Moyer Foundation at a special academic convocation on campus.
The Moyers established the foundation in 2000 to help children enduring significant physical, emotional or financial distress. The foundation has raised more than $17 million to assist more than 170 nonprofit organizations that serve children.
Among the foundation's most recognized programs is Camp Erin, the largest national network of bereavement camps for children and teens. This year, the organization is launching programs in 12 cities, bringing the total to 28 camps in 18 states.
"Saint Joseph's holds a special place in my heart and Karen and I are flattered to be honored by the university in this way," said Jamie, who attended St. Joe's in the mid-1980s. "There are a number of great people who help make the Moyer Foundation's efforts possible, so we dedicate these degrees to them and each child who has participated in our programs."
A 1999 inductee into the school's athletic Hall of Fame, Moyer holds the school record for strikeouts in a season and ERA. He is the only baseball player in the school's history to have his number retired.
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SJU to Present Honorary Degrees to Phillies' Jamie Moyer, Wife Karen
Moyers will accept doctor of public service honors at April 30 ceremony
PHILADELPHIA (April 20, 2009) — Saint Joseph’s University announced today that it will grant honorary degrees of Doctor of Public Service to world champion Philadelphia Phillies pitcher and former SJU student athlete Jamie Moyer and his wife, Karen. The Moyers are receiving the honorary degrees in recognition of their charitable work with The Moyer Foundation. Jamie and Karen Moyer will be presented with the honors at a special Academic Convocation on April 30, 2009 at 3:30 p.m. at The Student Commons on the James J. Maguire '58 Campus of Saint Joseph’s University.
Following the ceremony, attendees are invited to a tented reception on the upper portion of the baseball field on Maguire Campus at 4:30 p.m. Baseball-themed snacks, including hot dogs and popcorn, will be served. On the lower portion of the field, uniformed members of the SJU varsity baseball team will practice with 30 Little Leaguers from the Narberth Athletic Association.“Saint Joseph’s holds a special place in my heart and Karen and I are flattered to be honored by the University in this way,” said Jamie Moyer. “There are a number of great people who help make The Moyer Foundation’s efforts possible, so we dedicate these degrees to them and each child who has participated in our programs.”A student at SJU from 1982-1984, Jamie Moyer holds the pitching records for both strikeouts in a season and ERA. He is the only baseball player in Hawks’ history to have his number retired, and he was inducted into the Saint Joseph's Athletics Hall of Fame in 1999.
In 2000, Jamie and Karen founded The Moyer Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide comfort and support to children enduring a time of profound physical, emotional or financial distress. Since its inception, the Foundation has raised more than $17 million to assist over 170 different non-profit organizations that serve the needs of children in such situations. "Beyond Jamie’s notable accomplishments on the field, he and Karen have dedicated themselves to the Jesuit ideal of service to others through their charitable work for children in need," said Timothy R. Lannon, S.J., president of Saint Joseph's. "The University is proud to recognize the example set by this extraordinary couple."
Background: Founded by the Society of Jesus in 1851, Saint Joseph's University advances the professional and personal ambitions of men and women by providing a demanding, yet supportive, educational experience. One of only 129 schools with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter and AACSB business school accreditation, Saint Joseph's is home to 4,500 full-time undergraduates and 3,200 graduate, part-time and doctoral students. Steeped in the 450-year Jesuit tradition of scholarship and service, Saint Joseph's was named to the 2008 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for General Community Service. The University strives to be recognized as the preeminent Catholic comprehensive university in the Northeast.