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Date: Dec 08, 2011
Hofstra Celebrates Midyear Commencement 2011
Tuesday, December 20, at 7 p.m.
Featuring Honorary Degree Recipient Dr. Irwin E. Redlener ’64, President and Co-Founder, Children’s Health Fund
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY: Approximately 600 undergraduate, graduate and law students will participate in Hofstra’s midyear commencement ceremony on Tuesday, December 20, at 7 p.m. at the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex on the North Campus. Dr. Irwin E. Redlener, Hofstra class of 1964, will be the guest speaker and will receive an honorary doctor of humane letters degree.
Dr. Irwin E. Redlener is president and co-founder (along with singer-songwriter Paul Simon) of the Children’s Health Fund, a philanthropic initiative created to develop health care programs in some of the nation’s most medically underserved urban and rural communities. He is also director of The National Center for Disaster Preparedness at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, and recently served as one of 10 members of the federally appointed National Commission on Children and Disasters.
Dr. Redlener has published, spoken and testified extensively on the issues of health care for homeless and indigent children, child abuse and neglect, and national health policy. Recognized as a national expert on a range of issues, Dr. Redlener also speaks and writes extensively on national disaster preparedness policies, pandemic influenza, the threat of terrorism in the United States, and the impact and consequences of major natural disasters and related issues.
Dr. Redlener worked extensively in the Gulf region following Hurricane Katrina and helped establish ongoing medical and public health programs. He also organized medical response teams in the immediate aftermath of Sept. 11 and has had disaster management leadership experience internationally and nationally. He is the author of Americans at Risk: Why We Are Not Prepared for Megadisasters and What We Can Do Now, published in August 2006 by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
Dr. Irwin E. Redlener earned the M.D. from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, with pediatric training at Babies and Children’s Hospital of the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City, University of Colorado Hospital and the University of Miami’s Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. He holds an honorary Doctor of Science from Hunter College of the City University of New York, among numerous other awards and honors.
Commencement participants and guests:
The midyear ceremony will be held in the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex for undergraduates, graduates and the School of Law. Due to the seating capacity of the facility, seating will be limited. Each Midyear Commencement Graduate will receive 4 tickets and be able to sign up for extra tickets. You may sign the list when you pick up your academic attire. Based on past history, it is unlikely that there will be any extra tickets. The David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex is wheelchair accessible on the main level and will be available for guests requiring this area. One family member may accompany those with special needs in this area during the ceremony. Upon entrance to the Complex, please contact an usher who will be happy to escort you.
If there is a question regarding the weather, please call (516) 463-7669. For more information on commencement activities, please call the Commencement Office at (516) 463-4346.
Directions to the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex
Meadowbrook Parkway to Exit M4 - Route 24 West (Hempstead Turnpike). Stay on 24W for about one mile. Pass Nassau Coliseum and travel under the first over head walk way. Once you pass the first over head walk way you will make your first right turn onto campus at the traffic light. Go to your second stop sign and make a right turn. The Mack Sports Complex will be a ¼ of a mile on your right hand side.
Hofstra University is a dynamic private institution of higher education where more than 12,000 full and part-time students choose from undergraduate and graduate offerings in liberal arts and sciences, business, engineering, communication, education, health and human services, honors studies, a School of Law and the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine.
Related Link: More About Commencement