Emmanuel to Celebrate Its 95th Commencement Exercises on Saturday, May 13, 2017

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Rosanne Haggerty, President and Chief Executive Officer of Community Solutions, to Deliver the Commencement Address

Rosanne Haggerty, an internationally recognized social entrepreneur dedicated to ending homelessness, will deliver Emmanuel College's 2017 Commencement address.

We look forward to welcoming our distinguished honorees to campus as we celebrate the achievements of the Emmanuel College Class of 2017.

Rosanne Haggerty, an internationally recognized social entrepreneur dedicated to ending homelessness, will deliver the Commencement address and receive an honorary degree at Emmanuel College's 95th Commencement Exercises on Saturday, May 13, 2017. The College will also confer honorary degrees on Wayne Budd, Senior Counsel at Goodwin Procter LLP and former U.S Attorney for Massachusetts, and Emmanuel Trustee Dr. Elaine El-Khawas, Professor Emerita of Education Policy at George Washington University.

"We look forward to welcoming our distinguished honorees to campus as we celebrate the achievements of the Emmanuel College Class of 2017," said President Sister Janet Eisner, SND. "All three individuals exemplify Emmanuel's mission and values by their superb contributions to their professions and to society. They will serve as great role models as our new graduates prepare to translate their talents and training into meaningful careers in the Boston area and around the world."

Rosanne Haggerty
Rosanne Haggerty is the founder and President of New York-based Community Solutions, which is dedicated to ending homelessness, strengthening communities and changing the conditions that perpetuate poverty. She is widely known for her leadership of innovations such as the 100,000 Homes Campaign, a movement of 186 U.S. communities that collectively found permanent homes for more than 105,000 vulnerable and chronically homeless Americans between 2010 and 2014, and Built for Zero, a national effort that has already helped six communities end veteran homelessness outright. In addition to being featured twice on "60 Minutes," Ms. Haggerty has received a MacArthur "Genius" grant, and was among 31 social entrepreneurs from 25 different countries awarded attendance to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, part of her designation as a Schwab Social Entrepreneur. She earned her bachelor's degree from Amherst College, where she is a Life Trustee. In addition, she holds a master's degree in architecture from Columbia University and is a Ph.D. candidate in sociology at New York University.

Wayne Budd, Esq.
Wayne Budd, Esq., is an attorney with over 40 years of legal experience in the public and private sectors. From 1989 to 1992, he served as U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts, acting as the Commonwealth's chief federal prosecutor and representing the federal government in all matters involving civil litigation. In 1992, he was appointed by then- President George H.W. Bush to serve as an Associate Attorney General, overseeing the Civil Rights, Environmental, Tax, Civil and Anti-Trust Divisions at the Department of Justice, as well as the Bureau of Prisons. He was later appointed by then-President Bill Clinton to serve as a member of the Sentencing Commission. Currently, Mr. Budd is Senior Counsel at Goodwin Procter LLP, where he was a partner from 1993 to 1996. Prior to rejoining Goodwin in 2004, he served as a Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel and a Director of John Hancock and as Group President-New England of Bell Atlantic. He formerly served as President of the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association and in 1979 became the first African-American President of a state bar when he assumed the presidency of the Massachusetts Bar Association. He holds a A.B. from Boston College and a J.D. from Wayne State University School of Law.

Elaine El-Khawas, Ph.D.
Elaine El-Khawas, Ph.D., is a research sociologist and Professor Emerita of Education Policy at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Dr. El-Khawas's areas of expertise include higher education policy at both the state and federal level, and comparative policy and practice in higher education. She has published widely on trends and policies affecting higher education, including issues in accreditation and quality assurance, organizational change, faculty and governance. Previously she served as Professor of Higher Education at the University of California, Los Angeles. She also served as Vice President for Policy Analysis and Research at the American Council on Education (ACE) for 14 years. She was a member of United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO) scientific committee for Europe and North America and served on the boards of several international journals, including Quality in Higher Education. She has been a consultant and advisor to the World Bank, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the Association of African Universities. Dr. El-Khawas has served as a Trustee of Emmanuel College for three decades and serves as the Chair of the Board's Committee on Academic Affairs. She received her B.A. from George Washington and her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Chicago.

For more details on Emmanuel College's 2017 Commencement Exercises, click here.

About Emmanuel College
A dynamic co-ed, residential Catholic college in the heart of Boston, Emmanuel inspires students to dream big and work hard as they discover – and begin to fulfill – their life’s purpose. Home to more than 2,200 undergraduate and graduate students from across the nation and around the world, the College provides boundless opportunities for students to expand their worldview through rigorous coursework, collaborations with distinguished and dedicated faculty, participation in a vibrant campus community, and countless internship and career opportunities throughout the Boston area and beyond. Emmanuel’s more than 50 programs in the sciences and liberal arts foster spirited discourse and substantive learning experiences that honor the College’s commitment to educate the whole person and provide an ethical and relevant 21st-century education. For more information, visit http://www.emmanuel.edu.

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