August 14, 2020

Curry to Deliver Commencement Address, Three Others to Recieve Honorary Degrees

posted on: Thursday April 15, 2010

Four distinguished individuals—two of whom are Providence College alumni—will receive honorary degrees at the College’s Ninety-Second Commencement Exercises on Sunday, May 16, at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center.The honorees are Emmy Award-winning news anchor Ann Curry, who will deliver the Commencement Address, The Honorable William C. Leary ‘60, Dr. Francis R. Trainor ‘50, and Rhode Island Governor Donald L. Carcieri.According to Parricia S. Vieira, APR, who serves as chair of the College’s Honorary Degree Committee, the process for determining this year’s selections was one that focused on “identifying Providence College alumni whose lives and accomplishments embody the mission and values of the College—men and women who truly have ‘transformed society.'””We also are committed to recognizing eminent scholars whose teaching, research, and writing have made significant contributions that advance knowledge in their chosen fields of study,” said Vieira. “And It is always gratifying to honor outstanding donors whose generosity of spirit and resources has made a lasting impact on the College’s ability to provide an exceptional educational experience for its students.”Each fall, the Committee reviews a number of honorary degree nominations that come from members of the campus community, alumni, and others individuals who are affiliated with the College. After research and discussion, the Committe recommends a number of candidates to Fr. Shanley, and he makes the final selection.”We are proud of this year’s honorary degree recipients and believe they truly embody the mission and values of Providence College,” said Vieira. “We’re especially pleased to welcome Ann Curry, a distinguished and award-winning journalist, as our Commencement speaker.”

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