2011 was a landmark year at The Catholic University of America. John Garvey was inaugurated as the University’s 15th President in January. In the fall, CUA kicked off the celebration of its 125th anniversary with a commitment to complete 125,000 hours of service. To celebrate the end of 2011, University Photographer Ed Pfueller selected 15 photos as some of the year’s best. (Photos by Ed Pfueller)
Students participate in the March for Life on Jan. 24.
John and Jeanne Garvey dance to “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” during an Inaugural Ball with CUA students on Jan. 28.
Students plant one of 10 Yoshino cherry trees near the Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies on April 1 as part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival Neighborhood Tree Planting Program.
A wrecking ball begins the demolition of Spellman Hall, one of the residence halls on CUA’s South Campus on Feb. 11.
A student crosses the campus on a rainy day in spring.
Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl, archbishop of Washington and CUA chancellor, with the coffin of Rev. Kurt Pritzl, O.P., former philosophy dean, during the Mass of Christian Burial for Father Pritzl, on Feb. 25.
Students paint a mural at Ketcham Elementary School in Washington, D.C., as part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Jan. 17.
A hawk looks out over the campus from a perch on McMahon Hall.
Students cheer on competitors in an Aug. 29 game of Knockout on the University’s new outdoor basketball court next to the Eugene I. Kane Student Fitness Center.
On the bottom floor of the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, students gather to eat lunch and chat.
Rev. Jude DeAngelo, O.F.M. Conv., chaplain and director of campus ministry, blesses Amanda Tavares, a freshman from Somerset, Mass. and her room in Unanue Hall.
A performance of Leonard Bernstein’s On the Town staged by the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at the end of October.
President John Garvey and Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl, archbishop of Washington and CUA chancellor, congratulate graduates at Commencement on May 14.
Fans cheer on the CUA football team during a game against Carnegie Mellon on Sept. 16.