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Lincoln College announces honorary degree recipients

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[May 10, 2007]  Lincoln College President John Hutchinson has announced that U.S. Rep. Rahm Emanuel and Milton M. Wood will receive honorary doctorate degrees in law at the 2007 Lincoln College commencement. The 140th commencement will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Davidson-Sheffer Gymnasium. 

U.S. Rep. Rahm Emanuel

Emanuel represents the 5th Congressional District in Illinois, which covers the northwest side of Chicago and parts of suburban Cook County. He is the chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

Milton M. Wood

Milton M. Wood of Winnetka will give this year's commencement speech. Wood is founder and president of the M. Wood Company, a Chicago-based executive search consulting firm. M. Wood Company has repeatedly been ranked by Crain's Chicago Business as one of the top eight, largest executive recruiters with headquarters in Chicago. Wood attended Dakota Wesleyan University and is a member of the Society of Information Management, the Economic Club of Chicago and the Commonwealth Club. He also serves as a board member of Lincoln College and United HealthCare's Training and Education Advisory Council.

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Lincoln College President John Hutchinson said he looks forward to the ceremony and thinks graduates could learn from both honorary degree recipients. "Both men are very intense in getting their jobs done, and I think our graduates will find it beneficial to learn from their desire to succeed," said Hutchinson.

Approximately 225 students will receive an Associate of Arts degree at the Lincoln commencement ceremony. A reception for the graduates and their families will immediately follow the ceremony.

[Text from file received from Lincoln College]


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