Daniel Akerson, CEO of General Motors, will address graduating seniors May 21 at Bryant University

April 22nd, 2011

Roger Mandle, executive director of the Qatar Museums Authority, will be the Graduate School speaker. Akerson and Mandle will receive honorary degrees, as will Ellen Alemany of Citizens Financial Group, Rabbi Leslie Gutterman of Temple Beth-El in Providence, and World War II veteran/POW survivor Louis Zamperini, subject of the best-selling biography Unbroken.

SMITHFIELD, R.I. - Daniel Akerson, chairman and CEO of General Motors, will address Bryant University's graduating seniors and guests and will receive an honorary degree during the University's undergraduate Commencement Saturday, May 21. The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. on the University campus, 1150 Douglas Pike.

Akerson's honorary degree is one of five to be presented by the University this year. Ellen Alemany, chairwoman and CEO of Citizens Financial Group, Rabbi Leslie Gutterman of Temple Beth-El in Providence, and World War II veteran/POW survivor Louis Zamperini, the subject of the best-selling biography Unbroken, will receive honorary degrees on May 21.

On Thursday, May 19, Roger Mandle, executive director of the Qatar Museums Authority and past president of the Rhode Island School of Design, will receive an honorary degree and present the keynote address during the Commencement ceremony for the Graduate School of Business, which begins at 5 p.m. on the University campus.

Zamperini will speak at a Baccalaureate service on Friday, May 20.

Additional information about Commencement is available here.

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