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Lech Walesa to Attend NEC 2022 Graduation Ceremonies

NEC Commencement

Former Polish President will be presented with Honorary Doctorate

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Lech Walesa, one of the most influential figures of the late 20th century, will attend New England College’s (NEC) 2022 graduation ceremonies as a special guest. In addition, the 1983 Nobel Peace Prize recipient will be awarded an honorary doctorate by the NEC Board of Trustees.

NEC will celebrate its 76th graduating class of more than 500 students on May 14 at 10:00 a.m. on the Simon Lawn of NEC’s campus in Henniker, New Hampshire.

“This is a remarkable opportunity for our graduating students to hear from someone who is a tireless champion of democracy and was a major catalyst in bringing the Cold War to an end,” said NEC President Michele Perkins. “We are honored to host President Walesa on the campus of New England College.”

New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu, the Commencement Speaker for NEC’s 2022 graduation ceremonies, will also be awarded an honorary doctorate by the Board of Trustees.