College giving degrees to 6 family members, 5 posthumously
April 9, 2017
BOSTON (AP) — A Boston college is presenting honorary bachelor's degrees to six members of a New Hampshire family, five of them posthumously.
Wentworth Institute of Technology said the members of the Downing family graduated with two-year degrees between 1914 and 1965.
The surviving Wentworth graduate from the family is 72-year-old Jonathan Downing, from the Class of 1965, who'll pick up his honorary bachelor's degree on campus on April 21 at a Legacy Luncheon. Wentworth said it plans on that day to bestow degrees posthumously to his great-uncle Edward, Class of 1914; his grandfather Lest...