In addition, Richard Alcombright, mayor of North Adams for four terms, will receive an honorary doctor of public service degree; and Shirley Edgerton, director of Youth Alive Inc., and cultural proficiency coach for Pittsfield Public Schools, will receive an honorary doctor of humane letters degree.
In addition, MCLA Executive Vice President Denise Richardello, a graduate of the college, and state Rep. William "Smitty" Pignatelli, D-Lenox, will receive honorary doctor of public service degrees. MCLA will also recognize the late state Rep. Gailanne M. Cariddi, D-North Adams, with a posthumous doctor of public service degree.
The project by Lamb, Geeg Wiles and Keifer Gammell, backed by a team of volunteers, was sold out at the limited 100 tickets allowed under the TED licensing. Initially planned for the Mohawk Theater as a way to reinvigorate redevelopment efforts of the dormant venue, the afternoon event had to be moved to B-10 because of liability issues.
The last 10 months have been exhausting and invigorating for political and legal journalists, says CNN political analyst and legal writer Jeffrey Toobin.
Toobin was the speaker at last week's annual Michael S. and Kitty Dukakis Public Policy Lecture series at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.