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NPR’s Maria Hinojosa to Speak,
 Receive Honorary Degree at Adler
 School Chicago Commencement 09.30.12
NPR’s Maria Hinojosa to Speak,
Receive Honorary Degree at Adler
School Chicago Commencement

The Adler School of Professional Psychology is pleased to announce that Maria Hinojosa, renowned broadcast journalist for National Public Radio (NPR) and Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), will provide the Commencement address to graduates at the School’s upcoming Commencement ceremonies in Chicago.

The ceremony will take place at 11 a.m., Oct. 28, at the Chicago Theatre. Raymond E. Crossman, Ph.D., President of the Adler School, will present Hinojosa with an honorary doctorate from the School for her dedication to promoting social justice and social inclusion. Following the presentation, Dr. Crossman will confer degrees to the Class of 2012 graduates as faculty present the graduates with their new academic hoods.

Hinojosa’s broadcast journalism career spans more than 25 years of groundbreaking work. Her coverage focused on the untold stories of social justice issues; her work has examined New Orleans’ immigrant work camps after Hurricane Katrina, youth violence, teenage female victims of sexual harassment at work, the poor in Alabama, and many others.

Hinojosa is anchor and managing editor of NPR’s Latino USA, senior correspondent for PBS’ Need to Know, and anchor of WGBH’s Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One. For eight years, she worked as a CNN correspondent where she exposed viewers to communities that had never been broadcast on television.

Hinojosa is also founder of The Futuro Media Group, a non-profit media organization dedicated to producing multimedia journalism that explores and gives voice to the diversity of the American experience.

Recipient of four Emmys, Hinojosa holds many accolades including the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Reporting on the Disadvantaged, and the Edward R. Murrow Award for her documentary, Child Brides: Stolen Lives. She has been names three times as among “The 100 Most Influential Latinos in the United States” by Hispanic Business magazine.

The Adler School of Professional Psychology has provided quality education through a scholar/practitioner model for 60 years. The School’s mission is to train socially responsible graduates who continue the visionary work of Alfred Adler throughout the world. The Adler School offers graduate-level programs enrolling more than 1,000 students at its campuses in Chicago and Vancouver, British Columbia, and through Adler Online.


Kim McCullough
Director of Communications
Adler School of Professional Psychology
312-662-4124 or via email