Honorands

Continuing in the tradition created in 2004, each honorary degree recipient will speak at the 2009 Commencement ceremonies.

Five honorary degree recipients will speak at the College’s 143rd Commencement: actress Geena Davis, educator the Rev. Robert M. Franklin Jr., biomechanics researcher Mimi A.R. Koehl, Maine philanthropist Ralph T. Perry ’51, and columnist and CNN host Fareed Zakaria.

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Bio & Address & Citation

In the citation, each presenter builds the case for conferring the academic degree upon the honorand. Then, with wisdom, wit and brevity, each honorand addresses the graduates and audience.


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