Former President of William and Mary to be Founders Day speaker
RELEASED: Nov. 23, 2006
DANVILLE, KY—Timothy Sullivan, former president of the College of William and Mary and current president and CEO of the Mariners' Museum in Newport News, Va., will deliver the keynote address at Centre College's 2007 Founders Day ceremony on Wednesday, Jan. 17. The College will award Sullivan an honorary doctorate of law during the ceremony. The free event is open to all and will be held at 11 a.m. in Newlin Hall of the Norton Center for the Arts on campus.
Founders Day is an annual celebration commemorating Centre's receiving its charter from the Kentucky Legislature on Jan. 21, 1819.
"It gives me the greatest pleasure to welcome Tim Sullivan as our keynote speaker," says Centre president John Roush. "Founders Day is a time for the College community to reflect on its achievements, both past and present. We are honored that Mr. Sullivan, who should be admired for his accomplishments in the world of academics, has chosen to be a part of Centre's celebration."
Sullivan, who took over as president of the Mariners' Museum on November 1 of this year, said in a statement released by the museum: "With the richest maritime resource library and archive in North America coupled with one of the most prized collections in the world, this institution is bursting with opportunity." Sullivan assumes leadership of the organization as it prepares to launch its $30 million USS Monitor Center in March 2007, a 63,500-square-foot building featuring artifacts of the legendary Civil War ship.
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