Timothy Johnson, M.D., medical editor for ABC News, delivered
the principal address and received an honorary degree at
the 154th Commencement exercises held at the College on
Friday, May 26.
Johnson, one of the nation’s leading medical communicators
of health-care information, has provided commentary on medical
problems and answers for viewers since 1975. In addition
to commentary on Good Morning America, Johnson provides on-air
analysis of medical news for World News Tonight, Nightline and 20/20.
He consults with ABC News regarding coverage of medical news.
He is also medical editor for WCVB-TV, Channel
5 in Boston.
Also receiving honorary degrees at Commencement were Eavan
Boland, Irish poet and essayist; Aaron Lazare, M.D., chancellor
of the University of Massachusetts/Worcester
and dean of the medical school; and Sister Mary Rose McGeady, president and
chief executive officer of Covenant House, the largest privately
funded childcare agency
in the United States.
The summer issue of Holy Cross Magazine will include full
coverage of Commencement.