Eustace Mita, who is heavily involved in business and spirituality, will deliver the keynote speech when Williamson College of the Trades ushers in the 2016-17 school year at the 126th Convocation on Tuesday, Sept. 13.
Convocation begins at 8 AM with a continental breakfast in the Sabia Memorial Garden, followed at 8:45 with line-up and the raising of the flag on the line-up pad in front of Rowan Hall, and at 9, the Convocation Service in the Clara Schrenk Memorial Chapel.
Mita, who is CEO of Icona Resorts, a company which owns hotels in several Jersey Shore towns; Achristavest, a developer of waterfront properties at the Jersey Shore and several other states; and Mita Management, a closely held company with interests in the automotive and real estate industries. He also, as chairman of development for the World Meeting of Families, is one of the people most responsible for the visit to Philadelphia last year of Pope Francis.
During Mita’s efforts to bring the pope to Philadelphia, he and his wife, Susanne, visited the Vatican and were among only a handful of people invited to sit on the stage during a worldwide news conference. They were chosen because of their long and solid marriage and the fact that they represent a model couple to Catholics worldwide.
His other spiritual involvements include being chairman of development of the Papal Foundation, for which he raises money which is sent to the Vatican to help the world’s poor, sick, and infirmed.
He is a founding board member of the worldwide Lumen Institute which trains business, political, and education leaders in character development, spirituality, sound reasoning, and the importance of using one’s talents in service to others.
For the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, he serves as the founding chairman of Man Up Philly, the region’s largest men’s spiritual conference.
He and Susanne also raised funds to build orphanages in Kenya and Ethiopia.
He is on the board of Direction for Our Times and is a past trustee of Neumann University.
At the conclusion of Convocation, student-led tours will be available.
If you would like to attend, please RSVP by Sept. 9 by contacting Sheretta Burnett at 610-565-1095 or firstname.lastname@example.org.