April 13, 2007
BENJAMIN CARSON TO DELIVER COMMENCEMENT
ADDRESS AT LINCOLN UNIVERSITY ON MAY 6
LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, PA ~ Lincoln University
President Ivory V. Nelson has announced world renowned neurosurgeon
Benjamin Carson will deliver the address to the graduates at
the 148th Commencement exercise on Sunday, May 6 at 1:30 p.m.
on the campus.
Dr. Carson has
been director of the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery at
Johns Hopkins since 1984. He is professor of neurosurgery,
plastic surgery, oncology and pediatrics and co-director of
the Johns Hopkins Craniofacial Center.
"I am pleased to have an individual of the caliber of Dr. Ben Carson to
speak to our graduates," President Nelson said. "He
is nationally respected and admired as one of the nation's
Dr. Carson attracted media attention when he separated twins
who were joined at the head and shared part of the same brain. Ten
years later, he traveled to South Africa, where he led a 70-member
team in the successful separation of 11-month old Zambian twin
boys joined at the head.
graduated from Yale University in 1973 with a bachelor of arts
in psychology and a medical degree from the University of Michigan
in 1977. He has written over 90 publications
on neurosurgery, has been awarded 24 honorary degrees and dozens
of national citations of merit. He is the author of three
best selling books, "Gifted Hands" and "Think
Big" and "The Big Picture.” His honorary
degree list will increase as Lincoln University will bestow
upon him an honorary doctor of science degree.
He has received
numerous honors and awards and is a member of the American
Academy of Achievement, the Horatio Alger Society of Distinguished
Americans, the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, and
many other prestigious organizations. He
is a member on many boards, including the Board of Directors
of Kellogg Company, Costco Wholesale Coporation, Yale Corporation
and America’s Promise.
Dr. Carson is also president and
co-founder of the Carson Scholars Fund, a nonprofit that recognizes
young people of all backgrounds for exceptional academic and