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Dodgers' "Velvet Voice" To Give Graduation Address

Contact: Snipe, Michele
212 636-7013
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NEW YORK - The "Velvet Voice" of the Los Angeles Dodgers Vin Scully will offer the commencement address to approximately 3,700 graduates plus their families, and receive an honorary doctorate of humane letters at Fordham's 155th Commencement, 1 p.m., Saturday, May 20, Rose Hill Campus. Scully, Fordham College class of 1949, is celebrating his 51st season as the "voice of the Dodgers." Brother Rick Curry, S.J., founder and artistic director of the National Theatre Workshop for the Handicapped (NTWH), has been an international champion for the employment of persons with disabilities. Brother Curry is the author of the book The Secrets of Jesuit Breadmaking, (Harper Collins, 1995). In 1990, Curry was honored with the Distinguished Service Award of the President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities. Other honorary degree recipients include Rose Marie Bravo, CEO of Burberry and Fordham alumna, class of 1971; General John M. Keane, Vice Chief of Staff of the Army and Fordham alumnus, class of 1966; and Mary Ann Quaranta, D.S.W., 25-year dean of Fordham's Graduate School of Social Service. DATE: MAY 20, 1999 TIME: 1 P.M. PLACE: FORDHAM UNIVERSITY, ROSE HILL CAMPUS ENTRANCE ON SOUTHERN BLVD., BRONX *Mult Box Available* In addition, the following diploma ceremonies for individual schools within the University will take place: SATURDAY, MAY 20, 2:45P.M. Fordham College, Edwards Parade Rose Hill Rose Hill Campus (Severe Weather: Lombardi) College of Business Gymnasium Administration Rose Hill Campus Fordham College Keating Hall of Liberal Studies 1st Floor Lecture Hall Rose Hill Campus Graduate School of Keating Hall Religion and Religious Basement Education Rose Hill Campus Graduate School of University Church Arts and Sciences Rose Hill Campus Graduate School of Fordham Prep Education Auditorium Rose Hill Campus SATURDAY, MAY 20 6:45 P.M. Graduate School of St. Paul's Church Joseph G. Sponholz Business 60th St. & Columbus Ave. FCO 66, former vice chair Manhattan Chase Manhattan Bank SUNDAY, MAY 21 3:00 P.M. Fordham College, Avery Fisher Hall Bro. Richard J. Curry, S.J. Lincoln Center Lincoln Center founder and artistic director, Manhattan National Theatre Workshop for the Handicapped SUNDAY, MAY 21 7:00 P.M. School of Law Avery Fisher Hall Hon. Judith Kaye, Chief Lincoln Center Justice for New York State & Manhattan N.Y. State Court of Appeals MONDAY, MAY 22 6:30 P.M. Graduate School of Avery Fisher Hall Mary Ann Quaranta, Social Service Lincoln Center dean, Graduate School Manhattan of Social Service Founded in 1841, Fordham is New York City's Jesuit university. It has residential campuses in Manhattan and the north Bronx, as well as academic centers in Tarrytown and Armonk, N.Y. 5/00

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