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Cambridge College announces 2014 honorary degree recipients for its 43rd Commencement Exercises

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cambridge College is pleased to announce the honorary degree recipients and commencement speaker for its 43rd Commencement. This year, former member of the U.S. House of Representatives Barney Frank will address the graduating class of 2014 and will receive an honorary doctorate in Humane Letters. Also receiving honorary degrees will be Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, Roderick L. Ireland, and the Founder of El Mundo Newspaper, Alberto Vasallo, Jr.

Cambridge College is dedicated to providing academically excellent, time-efficient, and cost-effective higher education for a diverse population of adult learners for whom those opportunities may have been limited or denied. Founded in 1971, Cambridge College is a private non-profit institution of higher education accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, (NEASC CIHE). Visit us online at www.cambridgecollege.edu and follow us at @CambridgeCollg.

Barney Frank began his lengthy political career in Massachusetts, where he served for eight years in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. In 1980, Frank was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts' fourth district, where he served for 32 years. From 2007-2011, he served as chair of the Committee on Financial Services. As chair, Frank was a key author of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which was signed into law in 2010. Throughout his time in the public sector, Frank dedicated his work to financial regulations and expanding civil rights.

Deborah C. Jackson, President of Cambridge College shared, "We are honored to have Mr. Frank address our 2014 graduating class and the greater Cambridge College community, and strongly believe that his lifelong commitment to public service aligns with the College's proud history and mission."

Elected by Governor Deval Patrick in 2010, Justice Roderick L. Ireland is the Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. Ireland began his career in 1969 as a Neighborhood Legal Services attorney and has a rich history of working within the Massachusetts legal system. Prior to his appointment as Chief Justice, Ireland was the first African-American Justice to serve in the Supreme Judicial Court when he was appointed in 1997.      

Alberto Vasallo, Jr. founded El Mundo Newspaper in 1972. El Mundo Newspaper is the regarded as the leading Spanish language publication throughout the New England area. Four years after arriving in the United States from Cuba, Vasallo, Jr. began his career in the Greater Boston area when he scheduled concerts featuring famous Latin musicians. Vasallo, Jr. currently serves as the President and Managing Editor at El Mundo.   

President Jackson further noted, "Our honorary degree recipients have shown great dedication to social justice and education, and are exemplary leaders making a difference in their communities."

The 43rd Commencement will take place on Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, formerly the Bank of America Pavilion, in Boston, MA.  For more information on Cambridge College's commencement ceremony, visit www.cambridgecollege.edu.

Founded in 1971 with the mission to educate adult learners, Cambridge College has a longstanding tradition of providing opportunities to non-traditional students. With three Massachusetts-based campuses, and five additional sites across the country including Puerto Rico, the College serves a multitude of diverse populations and was recognized by the Boston Business Journal as one of the Largest Graduate Schools in Massachusetts. The College confers bachelor's, master's, and doctorate degrees through its Schools of Undergraduate Studies, Management, Education, and Psychology and Counseling.

About Cambridge College
Cambridge College is dedicated to providing academically excellent, time-efficient, and cost-effective higher education for a diverse population of adult learners for whom those opportunities may have been limited or denied.  Comprised of four schools, Cambridge College enrolls more than 8,000 students each year through seven locations nationwide in Massachusetts, Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia, Puerto Rico, and California. 

Visit us on the web at www.cambridgecollege.edu.

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