Suffolk University to Award Nine Honorary Degrees at May 19, 2002 Commencement

5/17/2002

WHO:

U.S. Representative Charles B. Rangel (D-NY) and Harriet L. Elam-Thomas, the U.S. ambassador to Senegal, will be the commencement speakers as Suffolk University awards nine honorary degrees at its commencement exercises.

Rangel will be awarded an honorary doctor of laws degree at Suffolk University Law School's morning commencement exercises. Elam-Thomas will be awarded an honorary doctor of public administration degree at Suffolk University's College of Arts and Sciences and Sawyer School of Management afternoon commencement exercises. The following honorees will join Rangel in receiving honorary doctor of laws degrees from the Law School: Robert E. Hirshon, president of the American Bar Association; U.S. Representative Edward J. Markey, dean of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation; The Honorable Martha B. Sosman, associate justice of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts; Michael J. Sullivan, U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts. The following honorees will join Elam-Thomas in receiving honorary doctoral degrees from The College of Arts and Sciences or the Sawyer School of Management: Rafael Angel Calderon Fournier, former president of Costa Rica and attorney and professor of international politics at the Costa Rica National University (doctor of public administration degree); Dr. Richard M. Linnehan, a NASA astronaut, (honorary doctor of science degree); and John J. "Jack" Nugent, president and CEO of BJ's Wholesale Club, (doctor of commercial science degree).

WHAT:

Suffolk University Law School (446 graduates) and Suffolk University College of Arts and Science and Sawyer School of Management (723 graduates) Commencement Exercises.

WHEN:

Sunday, May 19, 2002
Suffolk University Law School

(commencement begins at 10:00 a.m.)

Suffolk University College of Arts and Science and the Sawyer School of Management

(commencement begins at 2:30 p.m.)

WHERE: FleetCenter, Causeway Street, Boston

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