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ACADEMY AWARD WINNING ACTRESS AND ACTIVIST MARLEE MATLIN DELIVERS NEIT COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS
Marlee Matlin, an Academy Award-Winning actress, activist and author delivered New England Institute of Technology’s commencement address on Sunday, May 7, 2023, at the Amica Mutual Pavilion in Providence, Rhode Island. Matlin received worldwide recognition for her film debut in the movie Children of a Lesser God. At 21 years old, she was the youngest recipient of the Best Actress Oscar and the first deaf actor to ever receive the honor. She also received the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Drama. In 2022 her film CODA, which stands for Children of Deaf Adults, won in every category for which it was nominated in the Academy Awards, including Best Picture. New England Institute of Technology will present Matlin with an honorary doctor of humane letters in recognition of her advocacy work to improve life for others.
THE HONORABLE JAMES R. LANGEVIN IS RECOGNIZED FOR LIFETIME OF PUBLIC SERVICE
New England Tech celebrated the achievements of the Honorable James R. Langevin, a longtime Congressman, advocate, and Rhode Island community leader. Langevin received an honorary doctor of humane letters during commencement in recognition of his lifetime of public service. Langevin served in the United States House of Representatives from Rhode Island’s Second District from 2001 to 2023. He has been a leading voice on national security, health care reform and the environment. He is known for his work to advance opportunities for those with disabilities, and for his efforts to improve cybersecurity to better protect the United States. He has been instrumental in creating opportunities for students and advancing career and technical education. Commencement was on Sunday, May 7, 2023 at the Amica Mutual Pavilion in Providence.