NEW YORK (Jun. 22)
Fifty-four bachelor of arts degrees and thirteen teachers diplomas were conferred upon graduates of Yeshiva College and the Teachers Institute, respectively, at joint commencement exercises held today.
Dr. Samuel Belkin, president of the Yeshiva, of which the Institute is an integral part, and Yeshiva College delivered the commencement address and bestowed an honorary degree, Doctor of Humane Letters, upon the distinguished French mathematician and author, Prof. Jacques Hadanard, formerly of the Sorbonne in Paris and a relative of the late Capt. Alfred Dreyfus.
The Mordecai Ben David Foundation Award of $1,000 given annually to a “person of the Jewish faith for patriotism and noteworthy achievement to America” was presented posthumously to Lt. Louis Werfel, Chaplain, U.S. Army, who was killed in a plane crash December 27, 1943 in North Africa. Lt. Werfel, a graduate of Yeshiva College was known as the “Flying Rabbi.” The award was accepted by a member of his family.