2014 George Washington's Birthday Convocation
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Retired Marine Corps General James N. Mattis will be the featured honoree when Washington College gathers Friday afternoon, February 21, for its annual George Washington’s Birthday Convocation. General Mattis, who most recently served as Commander of the U.S. Central Command, will receive an honorary doctor of laws degree. The College also will bestow its President’s Medal on a local character-education program, Character Counts!, and a businessman and civic leader who is its staunchest champion, Richard Goodall. In addition, it will recognize the accomplishments of two distinguished alumni, thank dedicated employees for their service, and welcome a select group of students into the nation’s oldest academic honor society, Phi Beta Kappa.