Honorary Degree Recipient Cort Advises Graduates To Find Their “Creative Compass”

July 15, 2011 Purnell Cropper

“In life in general or in any specific pursuit, if you know who you are…if you know what your own creative, ethical or emotional compass is, you will never get lost,” Rosalie Swedlin Cort ’68 said at the Graduate Commencement Ceremony on May 19. “And rather than limiting your options, it will open you up to opportunity, interesting and exciting detours and adventures off the road you’ve chosen. Because that internal compass will always know how to relocate due north.”

Cort, an Arcadia alumna and award-winning executive producer, received an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree. View her entire speech. This year’s other Honorary Degree recipients are: Isaac Stein who received an Honorary Doctor of Laws 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).

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