Save the Date: May 17, 2020, 4:00 p.m., MassMutual Center, Springfield, MA
Our 2019 Honorary Doctorate Degrees Recipients were:
Dr. Kimberley J. Roberts, educator and advocate for women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) will receive an Honorary Doctorate Degree and will be the speaker at our 2019 Commencement. Dr. Roberts is the Strategy and Operations Manager at Google, Inc., overseeing strategy, operations, and communications with the goal of encouraging women and minorities to enter 21st-century technology-focused careers. She also serves as chief of staff for Google’s Vice President of Education and University Relations. Throughout her career at the company, she has been an instrumental contributor to Google’s Engineering Education organization, an initiative that leverages innovative programming and partnerships to introduce and engage students and teachers to the fields of computer science and applied machine learning. She was responsible for the creation and implementation of the groundbreaking Applied Computing Series for higher education students and faculty. Dr. Roberts joined Google after a 15-year career in K-12 schools, including serving as Head of School for an
Dr. George F. Kalf, our second 2019 Honorary Doctorate Degree recipient, holds a distinguished fifty-year career as a medical educator and scientific researcher. Professor emeritus from Thomas Jefferson University and author of over 65 papers, Dr. Kalf is regarded as a brilliant scientist. His knowledge of the scientific world is exhaustive and his ground-breaking research continues to inform the scientific community. The recipient of Bay Path University’s President’s Award in 2015, Dr, Kalf was influential in the development of Bay Path's Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program and the Philip H. Ryan Health Science Center. It was through his wife Jeanne, Bay Path class of 1951, that Dr. Kalf became a friend and supporter of the University. He believes strongly in providing avenues of access for women in the sciences, and through his philanthropy has established two scholarships allowing students to pursue their studies in the sciences: The Jeanne Williams Kalf ’51 Endowed Scholarship and the Dr. George F. Kalf Endowed Scholarship.