NEW YORK — A widely-known civil rights leader, a renowned medical ethicist, and a female corporate president will be the keynote speakers when the two Province-sponsored schools — St. Bonaventure University and Siena College — hold commencement exercises on May 16.
Ambassador Andrew Young, a civil rights leader and friend of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Dr. Edmund Pellegrino, a medical doctor and former ethicist at Georgetown University and president of The Catholic University of America, both in Washington, D.C., and chairman of the Yale-New Haven Medical Center in New Haven, Conn., will receive honorary degrees at the Siena graduation in Loudonville, N.Y.
St. Bonaventure in Allegany, N.Y., will honor one of the school’s most accomplished graduates, who will give the keynote address at the school’s 150th commencement.
Deb Henretta, SBU class of 1983, is group president for Procter & Gamble Asia. The Jandoli School of Journalism and Mass Communication graduate heads Procter & Gamble’s $14 billion retail business in Asia, including on-the-ground operations in 14 major markets and in another 22 countries through distributor operations. She was the first woman to lead P&G’s global baby care business.