Children’s Literature Author Walter Dean Myers to Receive Honorary Degree at Caldwell College 72nd Commencement May 18

Acclaimed children's literature author Walter Dean Myers  Credits: Connie Myers


CALDWELL, NJ - Walter Dean Myers, a critically acclaimed children's author, will receive an honorary degree at Caldwell College's 72nd Annual Commencement. The ceremony will take place at 11:30 a.m., Sunday, May 18, in the George R. Newman Center following a graduation Mass which will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. in the Newman Center. Those who are unable to attend will be able to watch the ceremony live online via a link that will be found on the college website at 11:30 a.m.

Walter Dean Myers
Myers has more than 110 books to his credit and has received almost every major award in the field of children’s literature. He is  is the New York Times best-selling author of “Monster,” and is considered one of the preeminent writers for young people. Myers has been presented with the Michael L. Printz Award, the 2012-13 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Award, and was the inaugural New York City Literary Honoree

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Commencement Speeches
  • Graduate Students
    Steven Gallagher, of Fairfield
    Gallagher, who was a police officer in North Caldwell for over 26 years, is now a social studies teacher in Cedar Grove and will receive his master’s in education administration.
  • Undergraduate Students
    David Reeth, of Highland Lakes
    Reeth has been president of the college's Student Government Association for the past two years and has received a number of honors including the 2014 Caldwell Trustee Recognition Award from the Caldwell College Board of Trustees and the 2012 New Jersey Collegiate Entrepreneur of the Year award. He will receive his bachelor’s in business administration. 

Caldwell College will award undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees. President Nancy H. Blattner, Ph.D. will present doctoral students with their PhDs, graduate students with their Master of Arts or Master of Business Administration degrees, and undergraduates with their Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees. 

University Status
Caldwell College was granted university status by the Office of Higher Education in New Jersey in December, 2013. The college will officially operate as Caldwell University beginning July 1, 2014

Further Information
Caldwell College
President Dr. Nancy H. Blattner
120 Bloomfield Avenue
Caldwell, NJ 07006
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Caldwell College is a private, Catholic, coed four-year college with a strong liberal arts core curriculum that enhances critical thinking and analytical reasoning. Its 25 undergraduate programs, 27 graduate programs and one Ph.D. program, including online and distance learning options, prepare students for today's global marketplace. Students enjoy 12 NCAA Division II athletic teams and numerous clubs, fraternities, sororities and activities on a beautiful 70-acre campus located in the suburbs of Caldwell, N.J. The college was founded by the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Caldwell. The college’s core values of respect, integrity, community and excellence influence academic and campus life.  


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