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Ireland: ‘If I can do it, you can do it and so much more’

May 8, 2014

Dr. Richard Gouse, President of the New England Insititute of Technology, presents Kathy Ireland with an honorary doctorate of humane letters during Sunday’s commencement.

PROVIDENCE — Standing tall in front of 1,175 graduates and their friends and family inside the cavernous exhibit hall at the Rhode Island Convention Center, Kathy Ireland looked on in awe of all of them Sunday morning admiring more than just their achievements they earned inside the many classrooms at the New England Institute of Technology.

The former supermodel and CEO of her own design and marketing firm, kathy ireland Worldwide, showed her immense respect and excitement for the majority of the graduates who have either attended school while working other jobs, raising a family or being the first in their families to earn a college degree – or doing all three at once – and have persevered through some hardships to realize their goals.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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