Commentary: Jack R. Wands

Nelson Mandela turns 94

July 18, 2012  |  Media Contact: Mark Nickel |  401-863-1638
Nelson Mandela celebrated his 94th birthday on Wednesday, July 18. Dr. Jack Wands, who served as a faculty escort when the University awarded Mandela an honorary Doctor of Laws degree in 2010, extends birthday greetings. (Johnny Moloto, of the Embassy of South Africa, received the degree in absentia on Mandela’s behalf.)

Jack WandsJack WandsNelson Mandela is one of the great citizens and humanitarian of the world who truly lived with the concept that “you are the master of your destiny and the captain of your soul.” Happy Birthday Dr. Mandela!

News release announcing Nelson Mandela’s honorary degree
Text of the honorary degree citation (English and Latin)