Jackie Jenkins-Scott Honored

May 02, 2012

Wheelock President Jackie Jenkins-Scott will be awarded a Doctor of Laws Degree, Honoris Causa, by the University of Massachusetts-Boston at its 44th commencement ceremonies on Friday, June 1, 2012.

Jenkins-Scott, the thirteenth president of Wheelock College, will be honored for her work as a community leader, public health advocate, and innovative administrator. Prior to joining Wheelock College, she served as the president and chief executive officer of the Dimock Community Health Center in Roxbury, Massachusetts, a community-based health and human service agency that she helped turn into a national model for integrated and comprehensive health and human service delivery.

Joining President Jenkins-Scott as honorees at the UMass-Boston commencement are: Ambassador Anwarul Karim Chowdhury, a former president of the United Nations (UN) Security Council, who will deliver the principal address at the commencement; Pastor James Wuye and Imam Muhammad Ashafa, co-founders of the Interfaith Mediation Centre in Nigeria; and philanthropist and advocate for the blind Carla Lynton, who will also accept a degree on behalf of her husband Ernest Lynton, who is being honored posthumously for his service to higher education in Massachusetts.

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