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May 12, 2003
BOSTON (AP) - Years ago, Steven Tyler and his bandmates would drive by the Berklee College of Music after playing a midnight set at a local bar for beer. On Saturday, the music school awarded the longtime Boston-area resident and Aerosmith frontman with an honorary doctorate degree in music. Tyler recalled telling his mother when he was 4 years old that he wanted to be a musician when he grew up. His mother told him he couldn't do both. "A career in music is a road that's constantly under construction," he told the 695 graduates.
NEWS
May 5, 2006
C. Harry Causey, founder and music director of the National Christian Choir in Washington, D.C., will receive an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Antietam Biblical Seminary near Hagerstown at its May 20 commencement. Causey founded the 200-voice choir in 1984 and has been its only music director. He also serves as the choir's executive director. Causey also is the author of three books - "Open the Doors to Creativity in Worship," "Things They Didn't Tell Me About Being a Minister of Music" and "If Only I Could Read Music," a self-study method book that teaches church choir singers how to read and sing printed music.
NEWS
August 18, 1998
FREDERICK, Md. - Hood College President Shirley D. Peterson will welcome more than 300 new students to campus, including undergraduate and graduate students, at a convocation ceremony at 6 p.m. Sunday in the Hodson Outdoor Theater on the campus in Frederick. Paula Pimlott Brownlee, former president of Hollins College and a member of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, will be the guest speaker. Brownlee will be awarded the honorary degree of doctor of science.
NEWS
April 18, 2012
Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda L. Kelly will address the graduating class at Wilson College's 142nd commencement ceremony, to be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 20. Kelly, who will receive an honorary degree from the college, is the first woman to lead Pennsylvania's Office of Attorney General since it became an independent elected office in 1981, and is only the second woman to serve as the Commonwealth's attorney general. She was nominated by Gov. Tom Corbett to succeed him in the post and was confirmed on May 23, 2011.
NEWS
May 16, 1999
By DON AINES / Staff Writer, Chambersburg photos: KEVIN G. GILBERT / staff photographer CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The co-host of a network talk show and mother of three, Meredith Vieira told Wilson College graduates Sunday the worst advice she ever heard: "Go for it. You can have it all. " "No, you cannot have it all, but you can drive yourself crazy trying," said Vieira, who appears five days a week on ABC's "The...
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | May 22, 1999
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Nearly 500 Shepherd College students picked up diplomas for bachelors and associates degrees at the college's 126th commencement exercises Saturday. The commencement speaker was Franklin D. Cleckley, a former West Virginia Supreme Court Justice who was the first African American to serve on the court. He teaches law at West Virginia University. Cleckley was introduced by David L. Dunlop, Shepherd president, who said the speaker was widely known in legal circles for his writings on the law. In his remarks, Cleckley told the graduates assembled in the college gymnasium that he started out life in Huntington, W.Va.
NEWS
By BIG SYDNEY | September 16, 2010
Dr. Syd. It has a pretty nice ring to it. That's my goal. After all my years of picking these games and providing the best prognostication services that grilled brots can influence, I think I should be given an honorary degree. So I approached all the local schools looking to see if they would add me to their roster of distinguished faux alums. I got only one response. You are looking at the next honorary doctorate candidate at Al's School of Beauty and Auto Repair. It will be kind of a weird ceremony.
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | May 16, 2009
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -- American playwright Richard Dresser told Shepherd University graduates Saturday "is about you and all you have achieved in the past four years or five ... or six or seven ... " Dresser, who received an honorary degree during Shepherd's 136th commencement, told the graduates they "fulfilled other people's expectations" by earning their degrees. Some 684 seniors were in the 2009 graduating class. About 550 of them walked across the stage before hundreds of friends and relatives to accept their degrees from Shepherd President Suzanne Shipley.
NEWS
By WANDA T. WILLIAMS | May 16, 2004
Hagerstown Community College awarded 354 degrees and certificates at the college's 57th annual commencement Saturday morning. HCC President Guy Altieri saluted about 200 of the 354 graduates before a packed crowd of more than 2,000 family members and friends during ceremonies at HCC's Athletic Recreation and Community Center. Dressed in black robes, graduates beamed with smiles and some tears as family members offered cheers and loving hugs. The air was filled with excitement.
NEWS
by DON AINES | May 17, 2004
chambersburg@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - After the graduation ceremony ended Sunday afternoon, Wilson College's class of 2004 broke up into small knots of families, friends and faculty for more intimate rite-of-passage celebrations. "It taught me how to trust myself to make major decisions in my life," Billie Jo Bird of State College, Pa., said of her four years at Wilson. Wilson suited her needs as she pursued a bachelor's degree in veterinary medical technology.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | May 5, 2012
Senior Jaely Louise Chamberlain drew strong applause for her operatic rendition of the national anthem during opening ceremonies on Saturday at Shepherd University's 139th commencement. Chamberlain, of Winchester, Va., ended five years of study at Shepherd that earned her two degrees - one in musical education and the other in vocal performance. She was one of 716 graduates, including 652 who earned bachelor's degrees and 64 who received master's degrees. Chamberlain, who moved to Winchester with her parents 12 years ago from Australia, is a freelance performer at the Opera Camerata in Washington, D.C. Diane Rehm, a talk show host for National Public Radio, was awarded an honorary degree before she gave the commencement address.
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NEWS
April 18, 2012
Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda L. Kelly will address the graduating class at Wilson College's 142nd commencement ceremony, to be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 20. Kelly, who will receive an honorary degree from the college, is the first woman to lead Pennsylvania's Office of Attorney General since it became an independent elected office in 1981, and is only the second woman to serve as the Commonwealth's attorney general. She was nominated by Gov. Tom Corbett to succeed him in the post and was confirmed on May 23, 2011.
NEWS
By BIG SYDNEY | September 16, 2010
Dr. Syd. It has a pretty nice ring to it. That's my goal. After all my years of picking these games and providing the best prognostication services that grilled brots can influence, I think I should be given an honorary degree. So I approached all the local schools looking to see if they would add me to their roster of distinguished faux alums. I got only one response. You are looking at the next honorary doctorate candidate at Al's School of Beauty and Auto Repair. It will be kind of a weird ceremony.
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | May 16, 2009
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -- American playwright Richard Dresser told Shepherd University graduates Saturday "is about you and all you have achieved in the past four years or five ... or six or seven ... " Dresser, who received an honorary degree during Shepherd's 136th commencement, told the graduates they "fulfilled other people's expectations" by earning their degrees. Some 684 seniors were in the 2009 graduating class. About 550 of them walked across the stage before hundreds of friends and relatives to accept their degrees from Shepherd President Suzanne Shipley.
NEWS
May 31, 2008
It's who you know that counts To the editor: I graduated from a West Virginia college in 1971. While attending the school (now a university) I had some classes with a student who was always identified as being an ambassador's son. Reportedly his father was from a country where some of my classmates from high school gave up life and limb in its defense. His command of the English language was almost nonexistent. I can only guess at his writing skills. Somehow he managed to get his bachelor's degree and almost immediately his master's degree from a West Virginia university before returning home.
NEWS
May 5, 2006
C. Harry Causey, founder and music director of the National Christian Choir in Washington, D.C., will receive an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Antietam Biblical Seminary near Hagerstown at its May 20 commencement. Causey founded the 200-voice choir in 1984 and has been its only music director. He also serves as the choir's executive director. Causey also is the author of three books - "Open the Doors to Creativity in Worship," "Things They Didn't Tell Me About Being a Minister of Music" and "If Only I Could Read Music," a self-study method book that teaches church choir singers how to read and sing printed music.
NEWS
by DON AINES | May 17, 2004
chambersburg@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - After the graduation ceremony ended Sunday afternoon, Wilson College's class of 2004 broke up into small knots of families, friends and faculty for more intimate rite-of-passage celebrations. "It taught me how to trust myself to make major decisions in my life," Billie Jo Bird of State College, Pa., said of her four years at Wilson. Wilson suited her needs as she pursued a bachelor's degree in veterinary medical technology.
NEWS
By WANDA T. WILLIAMS | May 16, 2004
Hagerstown Community College awarded 354 degrees and certificates at the college's 57th annual commencement Saturday morning. HCC President Guy Altieri saluted about 200 of the 354 graduates before a packed crowd of more than 2,000 family members and friends during ceremonies at HCC's Athletic Recreation and Community Center. Dressed in black robes, graduates beamed with smiles and some tears as family members offered cheers and loving hugs. The air was filled with excitement.
NEWS
May 12, 2003
BOSTON (AP) - Years ago, Steven Tyler and his bandmates would drive by the Berklee College of Music after playing a midnight set at a local bar for beer. On Saturday, the music school awarded the longtime Boston-area resident and Aerosmith frontman with an honorary doctorate degree in music. Tyler recalled telling his mother when he was 4 years old that he wanted to be a musician when he grew up. His mother told him he couldn't do both. "A career in music is a road that's constantly under construction," he told the 695 graduates.
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | May 22, 1999
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Nearly 500 Shepherd College students picked up diplomas for bachelors and associates degrees at the college's 126th commencement exercises Saturday. The commencement speaker was Franklin D. Cleckley, a former West Virginia Supreme Court Justice who was the first African American to serve on the court. He teaches law at West Virginia University. Cleckley was introduced by David L. Dunlop, Shepherd president, who said the speaker was widely known in legal circles for his writings on the law. In his remarks, Cleckley told the graduates assembled in the college gymnasium that he started out life in Huntington, W.Va.
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