Wright to Speak at Founders Day Event

Dr. James Wright, who previously served as the President of the College, will receive an honorary degree and serve as keynote speaker at the New England College Founders Day celebration. Having led Dartmouth from 1998 to 2009 and previously serving as Dean of Faculty and Provost, his dedication to the College is admirable. Additionally, President Wright is a veteran of the US Marine Corps and in 2005 embarked on a series of visits to our military’s medical facilities in Washington, D.C., speaking to injured members of the armed forces encouraging them to pursue higher education. On top of this, he took charge of raising funds in an effort to promote counseling for the education of wounded US veterans. So for his strong connection to the military, President Perkins of New England College deemed it “fitting that we honor Dr. Wright at our Founders Day celebration and recognize his longstanding commitment to assisting injured soldiers and veterans.” The Founders Day celebration is a public event held in Bridges Gymnasium at New England College starting at 12:00 noon.