TV Anchor Maurice DuBois to Speak at Commencement
Award-winning television anchor Maurice DuBois will be the Commencement speaker at Hunter's 201st Commencement Exercises, which will take place on June 3 at Radio City Music Hall. Among the luminaries joining DuBois onstage will be Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, who will receive a President's Medal, and Leon Cooperman, a Hunter alumnus and longtime financial executive who will receive an honorary doctorate of humane letters.
DuBois, who co-anchors "CBS 2 News This Morning" and has been substitute news anchor for the weekend editions of "The CBS Evening News" and "The Early Show," has won several journalism and community awards, including four Emmys. He has covered everything from local news to national political conventions, AIDs in South Africa, the death of Pope John Paul II, and the installation of Pope Benedict XVI.
Maloney, a recognized national leader with extensive accomplishments in financial services, national security, the economy, and women's issues, is the first woman to represent New York's 14th Congressional District, the first woman to represent New York's 7th Council District, and is currently the first woman to chair the Joint Economic Committee, a House and Senate panel concerned with pressing national economic issues.
Cooperman, a longtime executive at Goldman, Sachs & Co., retired from Goldman in 1991 to organize and head Omega Advisors, Inc., a private investment partnership. Widely recognized in his field as a leading financial analyst, he is also active in a wide range of community organizations including Saint Barnabas Hospital, the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, and the environmental organization Green Spaces.