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2013 Babson commencement speakers: Ghana college prez, Container Store CEO

From Babson College:

Babson College has named Patrick Awuah, Jr., Founder and President of Ashesi University College in Ghana and Kip Tindell, Chairman and CEO of the Container Store Honorary Degree Candidates and Commencement Speakers for the 2013 undergraduate and graduate Commencement exercises on Saturday, May 18.

Saras Sarasvathy, Associate Professor, Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, will also receive an Honorary Degree at the graduate ceremony.


Patrick Awuah Jr. Babson Wellesley

Patrick Awuah Jr.

Patrick Awuah Jr. will speak at the 10:00 a.m. undergraduate ceremony and receive an Honorary Doctor of Laws. Tindell will speak at the 2:30 p.m. graduate ceremony and will receive an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters. Dr. Sarasvathy will receive an Honorary Degree of Humane Letters at the graduate ceremony.

Patrick Awuah Jr. has been recognized globally for creating a bold and innovative educational model in Ashesi University College that offers the promise of transforming higher education in Africa.

Kip_Tindell-_Chairman_and_CEO_FINAL1Kip Tindell created the first company with stores devoted solely to storage and organization products—and today The Container Store remains the leader in an industry that thrives. Launched in 1978 with a store in Dallas, The Container Store has expanded to more than 58 locations nationwide.


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