Upcoming Events » NFL Commissioner to Address 2,300 UMass Lowell Graduates

May 29, 2010 9:30 am
Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell
300 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Lowell, MA

National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell will address a record number of UMass Lowell graduates – more than 2,300 – who are expected to receive bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees at this year’s Commencement. Goodell also will accept a posthumous Doctor of Humane Letters degree for his father, the late U.S. Sen. Charles Goodell, a Republican who was elected to Congress in 1959 and appointed to the Senate following the assassination of U.S. Sen. Robert F. Kennedy in 1968.

Other honorary degree recipients include Doris Kearns Goodwin, presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author; Richard N. Goodwin, speechwriter and adviser to John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson and Robert Kennedy; Gloria Ladson-Billings, philosopher, scholar and educator; and Alan P. Lightman, physicist, novelist and author of international bestseller “Einstein’s Dreams.” The university also will honor Bonnie Comley ’81 with the Distinguished Alumni Award. Comley is an independent entertainment professional who has produced, acted and written for theater, TV and film for almost 30 years.

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