Convent of the Sacred Heart, Greenwich is delighted to announce that Tom Brokaw, anchor and managing editor of “NBC Nightly News” for 21 years, will be our commencement speaker for the Class of 2012 on June 1.
Mr. Brokaw is currently a special correspondent for NBC News, and in his retirement from the nightly broadcast news remains one of the most accomplished and respected figures in broadcast journalism.
Mr. Brokaw served as a mentor to the late news correspondent David Bloom, father of Convent of the Sacred Heart seniors and twin sisters Christine and Nicole Bloom. After Mr. Bloom's death during the Iraq War, Mr. Brokaw became a devoted family friend and mentor to the Bloom daughters. Through his relationship with the Bloom family, Mr. Brokaw has felt a close affinity to Convent of the Sacred Heart and is exceptionally pleased to be delivering the graduation address.
Mr. Brokaw's biography reveals countless awards and accomplishments, including the Edward R. Murrow Lifetime Achievement Award and the Emmy Award for Lifetime Achievement. He was inducted as a fellow into the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His name is synonymous with NBC News where his insights, ability and integrity have earned him a dozen Emmys and two Peabody and DuPont awards for his journalistic achievements. In addition to his achievements in broadcast journalism, Mr. Brokaw is a best-selling author of The Greatest Generation, The Greatest Generation Speaks, An Album of Memories, A Long Way Home, and Boom! Voices of the Sixties.
“We look forward to welcoming Mr. Brokaw to our 163rd graduation on Friday, June 1 honoring our 61 highly accomplished young women,” said Head of School Pamela Juan Hayes ’64.