President Brody Receives Honorary Degree From
President Brody addresses
graduate degree recipients at UMBC.
Photo by Courtesy of UMBC
The UMBC graduate school ceremony, held May 22 on the
university's Baltimore County campus, gave Johns Hopkins
President William R. Brody an opportunity to see a
commencement ceremony from a different perspective: Rather
than conferring honorary degrees, as he does each year at
Johns Hopkins, President Brody was a recipient of an
honorary doctor of science degree, receiving a hood and
citation from UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski in
recognition of his achievements in medicine and
engineering and his leadership in higher education.
Giving the commencement address to the 40 doctorate
and 180 master's degree recipients, President Brody urged
the audience to do well by doing good, and to find meaning
in their lives by small acts of everyday kindness. "In
some ways the big things we do may or may not have lasting
impact," he said. "But the small things that we do are
extraordinarily important. ... Always keep your eyes open
for those opportunities to give back."
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