Sherbrooke, May 29, 2017 – On Saturday June 3, Chancellor Brian Levitt, O.C. will preside over Convocation ceremonies at Bishop’s University. The institution announced today that, in addition to conferring some 672 degrees on members of the class of 2017, four notable individuals will be recognized for their outstanding professional achievements and their service to society.
Honorary doctorates in Civil Law will be conferred on:
- William Mitchell, B.A. ’68, D.Ed. ’70, educator and former principal of Selwyn House School and Bishop’s College School;
- Kathy Reichs, forensic anthropologist, academic, bestselling author and a producer of the television series Bones;
- Reginald Allatt, B.A. ’90, CEO of Global Excel Management; and
- Lynn Pasquerella, President of the American Association of Colleges and Universities and 18th President of Mount Holyoke College.
Michael Goldbloom, C.M., Principal and Vice-Chancellor, said: ‘‘We are very pleased to recognize the remarkable achievements of these four exceptional individuals. We very much look forward to having them address our graduating students at Convocation.’’
A Convocation ceremony will take place on Saturday, June 3 at 10:30 a.m. for graduates earning degrees in Business, Natural Sciences and Education (Mr. Mitchell and Dr. Reichs will receive their honorary degrees at this ceremony).
A ceremony will be held at 3:00 p.m. the same day for graduates earning degrees in the Humanities and Social Sciences (Mr. Allatt and Dr. Pasquerella will receive their honorary degrees at this ceremony).
Graduating students Dominique Lavoie and Kate Halliday have been selected as valedictorians for Convocation 2017. They will each speak at one of the ceremonies.
A detailed schedule of events can be found on the University’s website at: http://www.ubishops.ca/future-current-students/registration-and-student-records/convocation/convocation-ceremony-schedule/.
Contact : Chantal Sneath
819-822-9600, extension 2840