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Drexel to Celebrate Commencement in Ceremonies Over Two Days

June 10, 2010


Drexel University celebrate the commencement of more than 5,000 graduates in two days of ceremonies starting Friday at the University City Main Campus.

FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 2010: Three will receive honorary degrees Friday:

College of Engineering, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, 10.a.m

Rebecca Bergman, vice president of new therapies and diagnostics in the Cardiac Rhythm Disease Management.

Richard E. Woodring, Ph.D., (speaker) ‘54, Drexel professor emeritus of civil, architectural and environmental engineering, Drexel College of Engineering dean emeritus and founder of Philadelphia Regional Introduction for Minorities to Engineering.

College of Nursing and Health Professions, School of Public Health, 1:30 p.m.

Howard Koh, M.D., (speaker) assistant secretary for health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will receive a Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa.

SATURDAY, JUNE 12, 2010:

Six others will receive honorary degrees on Saturday including:

LeBow College of Business, 9 a.m.

Lawrence Ciletti, president and chief executive officer of Tru-Fit Frame & Door Corporation.

David Girard-diCarlo, (speaker) attorney with Cozen O’Connor and former U.S. ambassador to Austria, will receive a Doctor of Laws, honoris causa.

Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, College of Information Science and Technology 12:30 p.m.

LaVerne Council, (speaker) corporate vice president and chief information officer for Johnson & Johnson, will receive a Doctor of Business Administration, honoris causa.

College of Arts and Sciences, Goodwin College (including the School of Education), 4:30 p.m.

John Cavanaugh, Ph.D., (speaker) Chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, will receive a Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa.

Tom Knox, entrepreneur and former Philadelphia deputy mayor for management and productivity.

Philip B. Lindy, Philadelphia property manager and developer and benefactor of the Philip B. Lindy lnner-City Public School Program at Drexel University . Where: Daskalakis Athletic Center, 34th and Market Streets. Media entrance on Market Street, between 33rd and 34th Streets.


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