Honorary Degree Recipient Stein: “We’re In a Time of Tremendous Opportunity”
“[We’re] in a time of a tremendous opportunity and tremendous challenge for our country, for our world and for each of you,” said Isaac Stein to graduates during his Honorary Degree acceptance speech. “We are not in trouble, we are just—as the cartoon character Pogo used to say—confronted by insurmountable opportunities. We just have to surmount the challenges and capture the opportunities and that is where each of you has a role.”
Stein, a business leader and the husband of Arcadia alumna Madeline “Maddy” Johnson Stein ’68, received an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Arcadia at the Graduate Commencement ceremony on May 19, 2011. Watch Stein’s speech on YouTube.
This year’s other Honorary Degree recipients are: Rosalie Swedlin Cort ’68, who received an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree at the Graduate Commencement ceremony on May 19 (video); Alumna and renowned artist Kay WalkingStick ’59, who received an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters at the Undergraduate Commencement ceremony on May 20 (video); and Senator Harris L. Wofford Jr., who received an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree at the Undergraduate Commencement ceremony on May 20 (video).