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05-03-2011

Three Honorary Degree Recipients to Address Graduates at Clarkson University Commencement Saturday

More than 700 Clarkson University students are slated to be granted bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees at commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 7, at 2:30 p.m.

The weekend will also be marked by the commissioning of United States Army and Air Force ROTC (Reserve Officers' Training Corps) cadets on Friday, May 6, at 4 p.m.

Receiving honorary degrees and addressing students, families and guests will be:

- Bernard Amadei, the founding president of Engineers Without Borders - USA and professor of civil engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder where he holds the Mortenson Endowed Chair in Global Engineering

- Dr. T. Berry Brazelton, professor of pediatrics emeritus at Harvard Medical School and founder of the Brazelton Touchpoints Center at Children's Hospital in Boston, one of the world’s foremost authorities on pediatrics and child development

- John Lancaster, treasurer and a member of the board of trustees of Handicap International Federation and recently retired executive director of the National Council on Independent Living

During the commencement ceremony, two faculty members will be honored with the John W. Graham Jr. Faculty Research Award and the Clarkson University Distinguished Teaching Award, respectively. Two retiring Clarkson faculty members will also be named professors emeriti in recognition and appreciation for their years of service to the University.

The Levinus Clarkson Award and the Frederica Clarkson Award will be bestowed upon two students, respectively, who have demonstrated unsurpassed scholarship and promise of outstanding academic achievement.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in six alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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