Introduced Version





HOUSE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION No.
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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED RESOLUTION



        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring Father Boniface Hardin on his retirement as president of Martin University.



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Introduced

Second Regular Session of the 115th General Assembly (2008)


HOUSE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION



        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring Father Boniface Hardin on his retirement as president of Martin University.

    Whereas, Father Boniface Hardin began his education at St. Meinrad High School in 1951 and later joined the St. Meinrad Archabbey;

    Whereas, Father Hardin founded Martin University in Indianapolis in 1977 and served as its president until his retirement on December 31, 2007;

    Whereas, The mission of Martin University is to serve low income, minority, and adult learners in a healing and freedom-minded environment;

    Whereas, During Father Hardin's tenure as president of Martin University, over 1,200 degrees were conferred upon Martin graduates;

    Whereas, Father Hardin also was the co-founder of the Indianapolis Sickle Cell Center, founder and director of the Northwest Action Council, co-founder of the Negro-Jewish Dialogue, and co-founder of the Human Relations Consortium; and

    Whereas, The self-sacrifice and dedication exhibited by Father Hardin throughout his 30-year tenure as president of Martin University have been an inspiration to the state of Indiana and its citizens: Therefore,


Be it resolved by the House of Representatives

of the General Assembly of the State of Indiana,

the Senate concurring:


    SECTION 1. That the Indiana General Assembly thanks Father Boniface Hardin for his work and dedication as president of Martin University
    SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives shall transmit a copy of this resolution to Father Boniface Hardin.