Saint Mary's College Commencement speaker Dr. Clifford Straehley, an 84-year-old retired surgeon and a member of SMC's graduating class of 2006, was the subject of stories in the San Francisco Chronicle and The Chronicle of Higher Education. Both articles noted that Straehley's undergraduate studies were interrupted by World War II and, despite graduating from Harvard Medical School and a long career as a thoracic surgeon, he always wanted to complete his bachelor's degree.

* Link to San Francisco Chronicle Article
* Link to Chronicle of Higher Education Article

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