Alumnus Rudy Bratty '57 Receives Honorary Doctor of Laws degree at Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies Convocation on Oct. 18

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Bratty was the recipient of an honorary degree, Doctor of Laws, during the third fall convocation ceremony on Oct. 18, and the first of two convocations for LAPS.

Born in 1932 in Toronto, and raised by Italian immigrants, Bratty shared his own journey of education, and the advice from his father that led him on a path of lifelong learning.

“I suppose it all started about 70 years ago when I finished high school,” he said. “I told my dad that I wanted to build houses and be a developer and be a small builder, and he said ‘no’, in his broken English … he said ‘you go school’. I said, ‘Dad, I want to be a builder’, and he said ‘you go school’.