On Sunday May 5th, New England Institute of Technology will be handing out degrees to 1130 students. Those degrees will include associates, bachelors and masters. The commencement address will be given by Chris Herron. Herron is a Fall River native, who rose to fame on the basketball courts, playing for Durfee High School, where he amassed 2073 points, which is the highest point total in the history of the school. He then went on to Boston College and Fresno State, where at the latter, he averaged 31 points in his last four games. He was drafted by the Denver Nuggets, and was then traded to the Boston Celtics where he played for the 200-2001 season. He struggled with drug addiction through most of his career, and now has devoted his life to helping others who struggle with it. He has spoken to over a million students and athletes.
Honorary degrees will be presented to Herren, and also to Donald Sweitzer, who was the chairman of International Game Technology. He is currently the treasurer of the Democratic Governors Association.
The ceremony will be held on Sunday at the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence RI.