William Strickland Jr.  



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 W&J TO HONOR FOUR COMMUNITY LEADERS DURING COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY










Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) will graduate nearly 300 Presidents during its commencement ceremony May 20, 2017, and Pittsburgh native William “Bill” Strickland, founder, president, and CEO of the internationally-renowned non-profit Manchester Bidwell Corporation (MBC), will deliver the keynote address.

Commencement will be held on the Olin Fine Arts Center lawn of the W&J campus at 10 a.m. and will be streamed live via the College’s website at http://www.washjeff.edu/live. The feed will be active 30 minutes before the ceremony.

A Baccalaureate service will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 19, 2017 at the Church of the Covenant in Washington, Pa.

As part of the Commencement ceremony, Strickland, along with retired chairman of Merck & Co. and W&J Board of Trustees chairman Richard T. Clark, GRAMMY®-winning organist and Washington, Pa., native Paul Jacobs, and president and CEO of the Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA) Sister Carol Keehan will receive honorary degrees from W&J.
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​​​(Above Photo) The Akko Center for Arts and Technology (A-CAT), a replication of the Pittsburgh-based educational model developed by Manchester Bidwell Corporation (MBC) and Bill Strickland, held its grand opening in Akko, Israel on Thursday, November 17, 2016.

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(Above Photo)  CHICAT-Grand Opening images.  The Chicago Center for  Arts and Technology opened March 22, 2017.

CHICAT is  a replication of the Pittsburgh-based educational model developed by Manchester Bidwell Corporation (MBC) and Bill Strickland.

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