On Sept. 7, Edward J. Ludwig ’73, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Becton, Dickinson and Company, a Fortune 500 global medical technology firm, delivered the annual Thomas More Lecture on Faith, Work and Civic Life in the Rehm Library.
Becton Dickinson, headquartered in Franklin Lakes, N.J., makes and sells medical devices, instrumented systems and reagents—and is dedicated to improving people’s health throughout the world. The company sponsors a wide array of generous philanthropic programs to solve global health needs, most extensively, in the campaign to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus.
Ludwig, who joined BD in 1979, is a trustee of the College of the Holy Cross; Johns Hopkins University; and Hackensack University Medical Center. He is also chairman of the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey and the advisory board for the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health—as well as a member of the board of directors of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.
The Thomas More Lecture honors a graduate of Holy Cross who exemplifies the College’s dedication to the integration of faith and learning. It is sponsored by the Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture.