NY Medical College: Paul LeClerc Honored
LeClerc, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer of the New
York Public Library, addressed graduates of New York Medical College,
Valhalla at the university's 143rd Commencement. The university
awarded 195 doctor of medicine (M.D.) degrees, 98 master of science
(M.S.) degrees, 49 master of public health (M.P.H.) degrees and
8 doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees.
Dr. LeClerc, who received an honorary doctor of humane letters
degree, has led the New York Public Library, an American treasure
and a New York City landmark, since 1993. Previously he served
as president of Hunter College, as university dean and acting
vice chancellor for academic affairs of the City University of
New York (CUNY), and as provost and vice president for academic
affairs at CUNY's Baruch College.
The university also awarded an honorary doctor of science degree
to Catherine N. Hinterbuchner, M.D., professor and chairman of
the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the College. A resident
of Rye, N.Y., Dr. Hinterbuchner served as chief of rehabilitation
medicine at Metropolitan Hospital Center from 1964 until last
December, the first woman in Metropolitan's history appointed
to the position. She continues to serve as chief of rehabilitation
medicine at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center in the Bronx.
A member of the college faculty for nearly 40 years, she became
the first female department chair in 1971.#
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