NEW YORK, May 1, 2008—The King’s College will hold its sixtieth annual commencement exercises at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 10, at The Broad Street Ballroom, located at 41 Broad Street in New York City.
Forty one seniors will receive diplomas, marking the largest graduating class since The King’s College reopened its doors in 1999. Chairman of the Board of Trustees, John D. Beckett, will deliver the keynote address. He will also receive an Honorary Doctors of Law degree for his years of selfless service to the college and the business world as well as his dedication to numerous philanthropic endeavors.
In 1999, Beckett became a member of The King’s College board of directors, and in 2007 he assumed the role of chairman. He has long been an advocate for integrating faith into the workplace. His book about the subject, Loving Monday: Succeeding in Business Without Selling Your Soul, is currently available in 12 languages
Beckett is the chairman of R.W. Beckett Corp, a worldwide leader in the manufacturing and sales of engineered components for residential and commercial heating. Beckett joined his father in the company in 1963 and became president in 1965. The company, with its affiliates, currently has sales exceeding $100 million and more than 600 employees.
The King’s College is a Christian liberal arts college located in the Empire State Building in New York City.
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