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May 5, 1995
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Dennis O'Shea
1995 Commencement and
Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, D-Md., will be the main commencement
speaker at The Johns Hopkins University on Thursday, May 25. Her
Majesty Queen Sirikit of Thailand, one of the honorary degree
recipients, will also speak briefly.
The ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m. on the upper quadrangle at the
Homewood campus of the university at 3400 N. Charles Street in
Details: No special credentialing is
anticipated, but we would
appreciate knowing you intend to come so we can hold sufficient
space in the media section. Call the contacts listed above; also,
please call if you would like directions to campus faxed to you.
The site will be under a tent and will not be changed in case of
bad weather. A mult box will be available.
Other notes: Sen. Mikulski, who has a niece and
nephew in the
graduating class, and Queen Sirikit are among five persons who
will be awarded the honorary degree of doctor of humane
The other recipients:
The total number of degrees, certificates and diplomas
awarded is expected to be 4,389. Of those, 1,068 are bachelor's
degrees, 2,818 are master's degrees and 452 are doctoral or
- Chung Ju Yung, founder and honorary chairman, Hyundai
- Ted Koppel, anchor, ABC News "Nightline."
- Lucile P. Leone, former assistant surgeon general and first
chief nurse of the U.S. Public Health Service.
A separate diploma distribution ceremony for the 777
graduating seniors in the School of Arts and Sciences and the
School of Engineering will be held at 2:30 p.m. in the same
location as the morning commencement. The speaker will be Ted
Koppel, anchor of ABC's "Nightline." Koppel, a 31-year veteran of
ABC News, has won every major broadcasting award, including 23
Emmy Awards and two Sigma Delta Chi Awards, the highest honor
bestowed for public service by the Society of Professional
Note: Other Johns Hopkins University divisions
will be holding
diploma ceremonies, or other commencement-related activities, at
the following times and locations. Several of the speakers are
prominent figures in government, business and the arts and are
potentially newsworthy. Contact the public
affairs office of the appropriate division for information.
ROTC Commissioning Ceremony: 10 a.m., May 24,
Homewood campus, Baltimore. Speaker: Maj. Gen. Charles
Jr., vice director, logistics, J-4, Pentagon.
G.W.C. Whiting School of Engineering (master's degree
recipients): 7 p.m., May 24, Gilman Quadrangle, Homewood
campus, Baltimore. Speaker: Dr. Merrill Skolnik,
superintendent, Radar Division, United States Naval Research
School of Arts and Sciences (master's degree
p.m., May 25, Shriver Hall, Homewood campus, Baltimore.
John T. Tierney, professor of political science, Boston College;
fellow of the Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C.
School of Hygiene and Public Health: 1:30 p.m.,
May 25, Turner
Auditorium, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore.
Speaker: George W. Comstock, professor of epidemiology,
Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.
Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International
p.m., May 25, Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U St., N.W., Washington, D.C.
Speaker: James A. Baker III, former secretary of
School of Medicine: 3 p.m., May 25, Kraushaar
College, Towson, Md. Speaker: Abraham Verghese,
medicine and chief of infectious diseases and geriatrics, Texas
School of Nursing: 4 p.m., May 25, Turner
Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore. Speaker: Louise
deputy director of world headquarters, Catholic Relief
School of Continuing Studies: 7:30 p.m., May 25,
Quadrangle, Homewood campus, Baltimore. Speaker: James
secretary, Department of Business and Economic Development.
Peabody Conservatory: 8 p.m., May 25, Miriam
Hall, the Peabody Institute, 1 E. Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore.
Speakers: Hugo Weisgall, composer; and Melvin Steinberg,
Maryland lieutenant governor.
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