He’s left a remarkable legacy both on and off the football field, and for that, Temple University will award coach Dick Vermeil an honorary doctorate of humane letters when he steps up to the podium for Temple’s 130th commencement ceremony.
Vermeil, who lives in East Fallowfield, led the Philadelphia Eagles to their first Super Bowl appearance and later won the big game with the St. Louis Rams, according to a PhillyVoice report by Michael Tanenbaum.
Vermeil will share the stage with fellow honorary degree recipient Estelle Richman, a HUD senior adviser.
“We are beyond thrilled to honor Dick and Estelle at our momentous commencement ceremony,” said President Richard M. Englert. “Through their many contributions to our society, they have truly embodied leadership, excellence, and service — qualities that Temple holds dear.
“Their presence on such an important day in Temple history will underscore to our impressive graduates some of the many ways that they, too, can and will influence our world for the better.”
Temple’s commencement ceremony is on Thursday, May 11 at the Liacouras Center.
Read more about Dick Vermeil’s honorary degree from PhillyVoice here.