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Commencement Speaker - BASD Superintendent

NCC Commencement Speaker - BASD Superintendent, Dr. Joseph J. Roy

Dr. Joseph J. Roy, superintendent of the sixth largest school district in Pennsylvania, the Bethlehem Area School District (BASD), will be the Northampton Community College (NCC) spring 2017 commencement speaker.  The ceremony takes place on Thursday, May 25, at 6:30 p.m. at the Arthur L. Spartan Center, Bethlehem Campus. 

Dr. Roy was recently named 2017 Superintendent of the Year for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

He serves on the boards of several Lehigh Valley non-profits including the Da Vinci Science Center, the Hispanic Center of the Lehigh Valley, the United Way Board of Directors, the Foundation for the Bethlehem Area School District and the Lehigh Valley Workforce Development Board.

He is the recipient of the 2017 Priscilla Payne Hurd Award from the Bethlehem Area Chamber of Commerce, 2013 Excellence in Education Award, Lehigh University/University Council for Educational Leadership; the 2011 United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley's Community Builder Award; the 2005 National School Public Relations Association's Outstanding Communicator Award; and the School Library Journal's 2004 National Administrator of the Year Award.

Dr. Roy received his undergraduate degree from Franklin and Marshall College, his master's degree from Bucknell University, and his doctoral degree from Lehigh University.