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Drexel University Announces 2010 Honorary Degree Recipients

Philadelphia, PA, May 20, 2010

Drexel University will confer honorary degrees to the following individuals during the University’s 2010 commencement ceremonies: Drexel University College of Medicine May 21, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, 9 a.m. • Elizabeth Nabel, M.D., (speaker) the first female president of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, and former director of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health, will receive a Doctor of Science, honoris causa. • Estelle Richman, chief operating officer for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, former Pennsylvania secretary of public welfare and former Philadelphia managing director, director of social services, commissioner of public health and deputy commissioner for mental health, mental retardation and substance abuse services, will receive a Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa. Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University May 26, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, 3 p.m. • Carolyn Lamm, (speaker) president of the American Bar Association, will receive a Doctor of Laws, honoris causa. College of Engineering, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems June 11, Daskalakis Athletic Center, 10.a.m • Rebecca Bergman, vice president of new therapies and diagnostics in the Cardiac Rhythm Disease Management (CRDM) business for Medtronic, member of the National Advisory Council of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering in the national Institutes of Health and recently elected member of the National Academy of Engineering, will receive a Doctor of Engineering, honoris causa. • 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 (PRIME), a Delaware Valley consortium dedicated to preparing minorities for careers in science and mathematics, will receive a Doctor of Engineering, honoris causa. College of Nursing and Health Professions, School of Public Health June 11, Daskalakis Athletic Center, 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. LeBow College of Business June 12, Daskalakis Athletic Center, 9 a.m. • Larry Ciletti, president and chief executive officer of Tru-Fit Frame & Door Corporation, a full-service door distribution company that provides products and services for commercial and residential building projects, including the Comcast Tower, Lincoln Financial Field, Citizens Bank Park and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia South Campus, will receive a Doctor of Business Administration, honoris causa. • 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 June 12, Daskalakis Athletic Center, 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) June 12, Daskalakis Athletic Center, 4:30 p.m. • John Cavanaugh, Ph.D., (speaker) former president of the University of West Florida and current 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, will receive a Doctor of Business Administration, honoris causa. • Philip Lindy, Philadelphia property manager and developer and benefactor of the Philip B. Lindy lnner-City Public School Program at Drexel University (“Lindy Scholars Program”) to provide enhanced educational services to students and their families living in West Philadelphia and attending public schools, will receive a Doctor of Business Administration, honoris causa. ### News Media Contact: Noah Cohen, Drexel News Bureau 215-895-2705, 267-228-5599 (cell) or noah.cohen@drexel.edu