Commencement speaker announced: Journalist Bob Herbert


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Journalist Bob Herbert will speak at Commencement 2011. He will also receive an honorary degree from the college.

Honarary degrees from Allegheny College are awarded to individuals of distinction in their fields and individuals who the college believes would inspire our students through their example, according to President James Mullen.

“Bob Herbert clearly is a distinguished journalist and we’re very excited to welcome him,” said Mullen. “We have an extraordinary mix of individuals coming.”

According to Mullen, the school keeps a list of candidates recommended by students, faculty and any member of the Allegheny community for an honorary degree. Candidates are voted on by the faculty and then by the Board of Trustees.