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February 12, 2008 / compassioninpolitics

Matt Grindy receives his PhD in Communication from his hospital bed

From the Tallahassee Democrat:

Decked out in ceremonial cap and gown, Matthew Allen Grindy lay propped up in his bed at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital as President T.K. Wetherell, Provost Larry Abele and Communication Dean John Mayo — all in full academic regalia — conferred upon him the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Speech Communication.  

I met Matt at JV Nationals in Maryland, while I was coaching debate at the University of Rochester and our paths have crossed a couple times since. What a nice, nice guy. Our hearts go out to you Matt. What a touching story…Update:   I am sorry to hear that Matt had cancer and more sorrowful to hear he passed.  He was smart, a great person, and he was deeply loved.  There’s not much more you can rightly ask for.(see the latest from the Tallahassee Democrat on the Matt Grindy story)

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