FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Relations Manager
Dr. Benjamin S. Carson to Deliver Convocation Address
WASHINGTON (August 30, 2010) – Pioneering neurosurgeon Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., M.D., will deliver the keynote address at Howard University’s 143rd Convocation at 11 a.m. on
Sept. 24 in Cramton Auditorium on the main campus.
Dr. Carson serves as a professor of neurosurgery, oncology, plastic surgery and pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He has directed pediatric neurosurgery at the John Hopkins Children Center for more than 25 years. He holds more than 60 honorary degrees and serves as a board director of numerous organizations. Carson was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2008. Dr. Carson is a highly regarded motivational speaker.
He was raised in a single-family home where he dreamed of becoming a physician. He overcame poverty, poor grades, low self-esteem and a heated temper. Carson’s life was the subject of the 2009 television movie “Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story.”
Convocation serves as a welcoming ceremony for new students and an opportunity to recognize recent achievements of the University.
The entire University community is invited to attend and no tickets are required.
Howard University Radio will broadcast the event live on WHUR 96.3 FM. The audio will be available on Howard.edu by September 27. WHUT-TV will broadcast the edited Convocation on October 10 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.