Media and Advertising Critic Bob Garfield to Address Graduates at
2014 Albright College Commencement
April 1, 2014
Media/advertising critic Bob Garfield will deliver the 2014 Commencement address.
Reading, Pa. – Approximately 312
traditional graduates and 50 Accelerated Degree Programs (ADP) graduates will
receive their Albright College diplomas at Commencement on Sunday, May 25, at 10 a.m., at Gene L. Shirk Stadium. In addition, a
still-to-be-determined number of graduate students will receive their master’s
degrees during the ceremony.
Prominent media and advertising critic Bob Garfield will deliver
the Commencement address and receive an honorary degree. After starting his
career as a reporter for the Reading Times and Eagle, Garfield
went on to earn national renown as Advertising Age’s influential
“AdReview” columnist, a post he held for 25 years. Now a columnist for MediaPost,
he has co-hosted NPR’s On the Media for the past 13 years and also
writes a bi-weekly column for The Guardian, as well as contributing to
numerous other publications. In 2003, the National Press Club
honored Garfield with its Arthur Rowse Award for Press Criticism. He is also a
recipient of the Edward R. Murrow Award from the Radio Television Digital News
Association, and On the Media has
won a Peabody Award for excellence. Garfield holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Penn State
Honorary degrees will also be presented at Commencement
to Bishop Peggy A. Johnson, episcopal leader of the Philadelphia Area of the
United Methodist Church; John H. Broadbent, Jr., co-founder & CFO of Arrow
International (retired); and Rolf D. Schmidt, co-founder of Sharpoint, Inc.
A Baccalaureate service will be held the day prior, on Saturday, May 24, at 4 p.m., in Memorial Chapel. Bishop
Johnson will deliver the Baccalaureate sermon.
For more information: www.albright.edu/commencement
Founded in 1856, Albright
College is a selective, national liberal arts college enrolling 1,700 full-time
undergraduates and more than 800 adult learners and graduate students. The
College’s flexible interdisciplinary curriculum, strengthened by a close-knit
residential learning environment, encourages students to combine majors and
disciplines to create individualized academic programs. Close faculty
mentorship, numerous experiential learning options, and a diverse, supportive
community of scholars and learners help students exceed their own expectations
and graduate with a commitment to a lifetime of service and learning. Albright
College is located in Reading, Pennsylvania.
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