New England College announced that Former President of Poland and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Lech Walesa will be the honorary speaker at their 2022 commencement ceremony on May 14. Walesa will be receiving an honorary degree from the college, putting himself among the ranks of NEC Alumni.
“We are thrilled to welcome to our campus such an historic figure,” said NEC President Michell Perkins in a statement, “We are honored he will join us and welcome amongst the NEC Alumni.”
Walesa offers a unique perspective, specifically seeing his home country’s proximity to Ukraine during their conflict. An important international scope to send off the 2022 New England College graduates.