Apr. 27, 2018 – Newbury College and the Office of the President are proud to announce that John (Jack) Connelly, President and CEO of Longwood Security, will give the 2018 Commencement Address at Newbury’s Commencement ceremony on May 6, 2018. The College will bestow upon Mr. Connelly an honorary degree, the prestigious Doctorate of Humane Letters.
Mr. Connelly has served as President and CEO of Longwood Security since 1986 and has almost fifty years of experience in criminal justice, law, politics and security. His previous experience includes serving as Director of Security for Deaconess Hospital and Children’s Hospital. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in History from the College of the Holy Cross and with a Doctor of Law from New England Law in Boston. He is a member in good standing of the Federal, Massachusetts and Tax Bars.
Connelly also graduated from the Boston Police Academy and served as Captain and Assistant to the Chief of Police for the Harvard/Longwood Medical Area Police Department for almost three years.
His other professional experience includes serving on the Governor’s Anti-Crime Council’s Security Committee; on the Commonwealth’s State Police Security Committee; and more recently on the Boston Police Commissioner’s Special Officer Rules Committee. For more than ten years, Connelly has been a member of the Boston Police Athletic/Activities League Board.
On September 5, 2017, Jack Connelly and his family were honored at the ribbon cutting for the new Connelly Family Sport Court on campus. He and his family have been longtime supporters of Newbury and its mission. The College is proud to have Connelly as the 2018 Commencement Speaker.
Newbury President, Dr. Joseph L. Chillo, said, "We are honored to have Jack deliver the 55th Annual Commencement Address. Over the years, Jack has shown tireless commitment to Newbury's educational and recreational initiatives and the College is truly thankful for his support and generosity."
This year’s ceremony will take place at John Hancock Hall in Boston on Sunday, May 6, 2018. More information about Commencement can be found here.
About Newbury: Newbury College is a private, independent college located just minutes from Boston in the Fisher Hill neighborhood of Brookline, Massachusetts. Founded in 1962, Newbury College offers bachelor and associate degree programs in over 20 career-focused majors. Committed to personalized and experience-based teaching, Newbury inspires students to become independent thinkers, valuable collaborators, and global-minded citizens.
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