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April 8, 2008
Former President Bush to speak at Bryant graduation
SMITHFIELD -- Former President George H.W. Bush will address Bryant University graduates and get an honorary degree at the May 17 commencement.
Bush, the nation's 41st president from January 1989 to January 1993 and father of current President Bush, is one of four getting honorary degrees from Bryant this year, the school announced today. The former president was vice president during the late Ronald Reagan's two terms in the 1980s.
Chinese entrepreneur Fan Jianchuan, developer of China’s largest private museum, and Roxanne Spillet, president and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, will also receive honorary degrees.
So will John C. Warren, chairman and chief executive of Washington Trust and Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc. He'll receive his award on May 15, when he gives the keynote address at the graduate school's commencement.
-- projo.com staff writer Michael P. McKinney
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