WHEELOCK COLLEGE CELEBRATES 2012 HONORARY DEGREE RECIPIENTS AT PRE-COMMENCEMENT DINNER
Caption (from left to right): Best Selling Author and Children's Literacy Advocate Kathryn Lasky, Tony and Emmy award-winning actress and former chairwoman of The National Endowment for the Arts Jane Alexander, Grammy award-nominated artist and founder of U.S Dream Academy Wintley Phipps, and President of Wheelock College & Brookline Resident Jackie Jenkins Scott. pause on Thursday, May 10th at the 2012 Pre-Commencement Dinner held at the President’s Brookline residence.
The theme of this year’s commencement was "Transforming Lives through the Arts and Education" in recognition and tribute to retiring theater professor and Wheelock Family Theatre co-founder Susan Kosoff. Known for her extraordinary dedication and commitment to the impact of the arts, Honorary Degree recipients Alexander, Phipps and Lasky exemplify and embody this year’s theme through their artistic endeavourers and charitable contributions. Their legacy was celebrated at Wheelock College’s 124th Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement Ceremonies on Friday, May 11 at Temple Israel and Wheelock Family Theatre respectively. For more information on Wheelock College and its mission visit www.wheelock.edu.