of thanks to mom and dad atop black mortarboards... throngs of family
members bearing gifts of spring flowers, oversized balloons and shiny
packages ...warm hugs, the best of wishes and, of course, many, many tears...
On Sunday, May 19, 253 graduates received diplomas from
President Zimon as they walked across the platform on Science Field.
In addition, 137 graduates of Albright’s Accelerated
Degree Completion Program (DCP) received diplomas at the fourth commencement
ceremony of Albright College’s Graduate and Professional Division
on Saturday, June 8, in Memorial Chapel.
Honorary degrees were
- Benjamin S. Carson, M.D. (Commencement speaker),
director of pediatric neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
- Durland D. Fish, Ph.D. ’66, epidemiologist
and specialist on West Nile virus and Lyme disease; professor, Yale
- Philip A. Eyrich ’58 (posthumous), professor
of political science, Albright College
- Rosemarie B. Greco (DCP Commencement speaker), founder
and owner, GRECOventures Ltd., former CEO of CoreStates Bank, and noted
- Charles Yrigoyen, former Albright professor of religion
and chaplain, spoke during the baccalaureate ceremony earlier on May
19. Yrigoyen serves as general secretary of the Commission on Archives
and History of the United Methodist Church.
Benjamin S. Carson, M.D., director
of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions,
gives an inspiring Commencement address to the Class of 2002. Carson,
the author of the bestselling book Gifted Hands, gained
worldwide recognition in 1987 as the principal surgeon in the unprecedented
surgical separation of cranially Siamese twins. Carson told of overcoming
poverty, bad grades and being called the “stupidest kid in
class” to become a surgeon.
Former Albright professor of religion
and chaplain, Charles Yrigoyen addressed graduates at the Baccalaureate
After a lot of hard work and dedication,
smiles are everywhere as Albright’s DCP graduates receive
Graduates receive their hoods at
the Baccalaureate ceremony.
||Rosemarie B. Greco, founder of GRECOventures
Ltd., former CEO of CoreStates Bank and noted Philadelphia philanthropist,
spoke to the DCP Class of 2002 and received an honorary degree
from President Zimon.