NORTH ADAMS -- Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts will celebrate its 114th Commencement exercises on Saturday, May 18, beginning at 11 a.m., in the Amsler Campus Center Gymnasium.
This year’s keynote speaker will be Diane Patrick, First Lady of Massachusetts, a lawyer, domestic violence advocate, educator and community volunteer, who will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree.
Also receiving honorary degrees this year will be Elizabeth Coleman Ph.D., president of Bennington College, who will receive an honorary Doctor of Humanities; John "Jack" Downing, president and chief executive officer of Soldier On, who will receive an honorary Doctor of Public Service; and Mardi Crane-Godreau ‘98 Ph. D. , a member of the faculty at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, who will receive an honorary Doctor of Science.
In recognition of their awards, the honorary degree recipients will have books placed in MCLA’s Freel Library in their names.
MCLA Board of Trustees Chair Steve Crowe also applauded those who will be honored.
For more information: mcla.edu/commencement.