- By Dana Sparks
Tom Brokaw Addressing Graduates and Receiving Mayo's First-Ever Honorary Degree
MEDIA ADVISORY: Tom Brokaw will be available for media interviews from 9 - 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, in the North Lobby Boardroom at Mayo Civic Center, 30 Civic Center Drive SE, Rochester, Minn. To request an interview with Mr. Brokaw, email [email protected] or call 507-284-5005 in advance. Several graduates also will be available for media interviews after the 10 a.m. ceremony.
Tom Brokaw, internationally known special correspondent for NBC News, will receive the first-ever Mayo Clinic honorary degree -- the Doctor of Letters (Hon.D.Litt.) -- in recognition of his career as a distinguished journalist and best-selling author, his significant contributions to the preservation of history through the arts, and his dedication to public service and exemplary service to Mayo Clinic. The first conferment of an honorary degree (honoris causa) by Mayo Clinic and the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine will occur during a joint commencement ceremony for the graduating classes of Mayo Graduate School and Mayo Medical School Saturday.
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