Al Roker Receives Honorary Doctorate from New York College of Health Professions

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Award for Doctor of Humane Letters presented to Al Roker by Don Spector, Chairman and Lisa Pamintuan, President New York College of Health Professions.

New York College of Health Professions, one of the leading colleges of holistic medicine in the United States, announced today that Al Roker, host of NBC’s The Today Show, will serve as this year’s graduation speaker. The College will air a pre-taped video recorded by Mr. Roker congratulating this year’s graduates and offering an inspirational message before they enter into one of the fastest growing fields of healthcare – holistic medicine. The school will also be presenting Al Roker with an honorary doctorate for his commitment to the holistic health and nutrition community.

"The inclusion of Al Roker into the New York College family is a welcome addition,” said Lisa Pamintuan, President of New York College of Health Professions. "Mr. Roker is one of the most beloved persons in the world and his address to our graduates is a very special honor."

As weatherman and a host of NBC's The Today Show, Mr. Roker greets more than 30 million viewers each week as America prepares for work. A nine-time Emmy Award winner, Mr. Roker conducts celebrity interviews, cooking segments, technology updates and a continuing series for Today called "Today's Dad", featuring parenting tips for fathers.

Past honorary doctorate recipients include Shirley MacLaine, Senator Michael Balboni, NY1's Health Reporter, Cheryl Wills, and Dr. Steven Salvatore of WNYW FOX 5, among others.

New York College of Health Professions is one of the leading colleges of holistic medicine in the United States offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Massage Therapy, Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and a Certificate Program in Holistic Nursing. The College has grown remarkably in the past several years and will now be entering the fields of publishing to disseminate information in multiple media formats.

Graduation Details:

Date: Sunday, May 7, 2006

Time: Commencement begins at 3:00 pm.

Place: Melville Marriott, Grand Ballroom

1350 Old Walt Whitman Road, Melville, NY.

Phone: (631) 423-1600

For more information, please contact:

Barbara Carver

(516) 364-0808 EXT. 222

bcarver @


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