Former Penn State football player Adam Taliaferro will be the keynote speaker at the Neumann University Academic Awards Convocation on Friday, April 23 at 7:00p.m. in the Fred P. Meagher Theatre in the Thomas A. Bruder Jr. Life Center. Dr. Walter P. Lomax, Jr. and Mrs. Beverly Hill Lomax will receive honorary degrees for their personal and professional achievements.
Taliaferro broke his neck in a football game in September of 2000 after a routine helmet-to-helmet tackle. He was given a three percent change of walking again and today he not only walks, but walks well. Taliaferro started the Adam Taliaferro Foundation, providing financial assistance to individuals affected by spinal cord injuries. Through his foundation, he continues to provide hope for people who feel there is no reason to hope at all.
The Academic Awards Convocation acknowledges the excellence and achievements of all students who have distinguished themselves academically and in service to others. Neumann also recognizes the parents, relatives, and friends who have assisted our awardees along their academic journey. Awards presented include the Valedictory Medal, the John Facenda Award for Excellence in Communication Arts, and the St. Frances of Assisi Award for Excellence in Geriatric Nursing.
Walter P. Lomax Jr. will receive the degree of Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa, for his deep commitment to providing quality health care to the underserved, for his distinguished service as a physician, and his relentless philanthropic efforts in the community in which he lives and works. Beverly Hill Lomax will receive the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa, for her relentless support of philanthropic efforts of the Lomax Foundation.
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