Manhattan College to Hold Spring Commencement

College to award bachelors degrees to students in the adult degree completion program, masters degrees to students in the Schools of Education and Engineering and Professional Diplomas to students in the School of Education

Manhattan College will award more than 300 degrees at its Spring Commencement on Wednesday, May 26. The ceremony will be held in the College’s Chapel of De La Salle and His Brothers. Dr. Noddings will be awarded an Honorary Doctor of Pedagogy. Bachelor’s degrees will be awarded to those in the adult degree completion program, along with master’s degrees awarded to those in the Schools of Education and Engineering.
Nel Noddings is Lee L. Jacks Professor of Education, Emerita, at Stanford University. 
Noddings spent 15 years as a teacher, administrator and curriculum supervisor in public schools; served as a mathematics department chairperson in New Jersey; and was director of the Laboratory Schools at the University of Chicago. At Stanford, she received the Award for Teaching Excellence three times. She also served as associate dean and acting dean at Stanford for four years.
She is a past president of the National Academy of Education, Philosophy of Education Society and John Dewey Society. In addition to 17 books — including Caring: A Feminine Approach to Ethics and Moral Education; Women and Evil; The Challenge to Care in Schools; Educating for Intelligent Belief or Unbelief; and Philosophy of Education — she is the author of more than 200 articles and chapters on various topics ranging from the ethics of care to mathematical problem solving. Her latest books are Happiness and Education; Educating Citizens for Global Awareness; Critical Lessons: What Our Schools Should Teach; When School Reform Goes Wrong; and The Maternal Factor: Two Paths to Morality (forthcoming, 2010). Her work has so far been translated into 12 languages.
She is a Laureate member of Kappa Delta Pi and holds a number of awards, including: the Anne Rowe Award for contributions to the education of women, Harvard University; Willystine Goodsell Award for contributions to the education of women (AERA); Medal for Distinguished Service, Teachers College Columbia University; Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Educational Research Association (Division B); Award for Distinguished Leadership in Education, Rutgers University; and honorary doctorates from Columbia College, Montclair State University, Queen’s University, Canada, and Lewis and Clark College.
Members of the media who would like to cover the commencement should call Lydia Gray, at (718) 862-7993 or e-mail