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Bermuda Prime Minister and Alumnus to Deliver Convocation Address
The Honorable Ewart Frederick Brown, M.D., Receives Honorary Doctor of Laws

WASHINGTON (Sept. 15, 2009) – Howard University has an illustrious legacy of producing physicians and politicians. Alumnus and Bermuda Premier The Honorable Ewart Frederick Brown, M.D., will give the keynote address and receive a Doctor of Laws (honoris causa) at the 142nd Opening Convocation at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 25, in Cramton Auditorium.

"The convocation traditionally features an address by an individual who has made outstanding contributions to his or her given field, who has made a significant impact on society at large and whose message would serve to broaden the horizons of our students and other members of the Howard family,” said Howard University President Sidney A. Ribeau. “Premier Brown, without question, has made significant strides nationally and globally.”

Premier Brown’s political career spans more than three decades. In 1998 and 2003, he was appointed as Minister of Transport. In 2004, Premier Brown assumed the joint portfolio of the Tourism and Transportation Ministry. In December 2005, as the leader of the Progressive Labour Party, he was elected as Bermuda’s Premier.

Premier Brown serves as Medical Director of Bermuda HealthCare Services dedicated to providing quality cost effective health care for all. A double alumnus, he earned his undergraduate degree in 1968 and a medical degree in 1972.

Convocation serves as a welcoming ceremony for new students and an opportunity to recognize recent achievements of the University.


WHUR 96.3 FM will broadcast the event live on Sept. 25. The audio will be available on by Sept. 28.
WHUT-TV will broadcast the edited Convocation on Oct. 25 at 3 p.m.

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