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The annual REACH banquet will be held at the Valley City Eagles on Thursday, March 29. The evening will begin with a social hosted by the REACH Directors at 6pm. The banquet is open to the public. The cost is $10 per person. This includes the social a meal, entertainment and a guest speaker.
This year's guest speaker will be Fr. Patrick Shea, president of the University of Mary.
Father James Patrick Shea, originally from Hazelton (North Dakota), assumed the presidency of the University of Mary on July 1, 2009. He began his undergraduate work at Jamestown College, majoring in English and history, and then entered the seminary for the Diocese of Bismarck, earning a bachelorâ€™s degree and a masterâ€™s degree and pontifical licentiate in philosophy at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. He continued at the Vaticanâ€™s North American College, studying theology at the Gregorian and Lateran universities in Rome. Father Shea is also an alumnus of the Institutes for Higher Education at the Graduate School of Education, Harvard University.