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Crosby, Stills & Nash co-founder to speak at Lesley commencement

Posted by Brock Parker  April 30, 2013 02:51 PM

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Crosby, Stills & Nash co-founder Graham Nash and Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough will speak at Lesley University’s 2013 Commencement for undergraduate students this month in Boston.

Former Massachusetts Secretary of Education Paul Reville and Emmy Award-winning journalist, Reverend Liz Walker, will also address graduate students at the universities commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 18.

Reville, a senior faculty member at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education, and Walker, who also co-founded the My Sister’s Keeper advocacy organization, will address students from Lesley’s two graduate schools during their commencement from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bank of America Pavilion at 290 Northern Ave., in Boston.

Nash, a singer and songwriter for the Grammy Award-winning group will speak along with McCullough, who is also the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, during the commencement for undergraduate students from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

“In markedly different ways, each of this year’s Honorary Degree recipients exemplifies the values that define a Lesley education: enhancing our culture through multifaceted arts and academics, building stronger communities and schools, and a passion for public service,” said Lesley University President Joseph B. Moore in a press release. “We look forward to welcoming these accomplished individuals as they share their experiences with our graduates.”

Lesley expects to confer 2,217 degrees and 59 certificates this year, including 27 PhD’s, 1,699 master’s and 491 bachelor’s degrees.

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