“What made it especially wonderful is that the degree was conferred during the first commencement under the university’s new president, France Córdova, the first woman to lead the school, and a Latina. She is a dynamo, an astrophysicist,” says Carolyn.
“Purdue said it wanted to acknowledge my contributions to news media and to public service. The diploma reads “Ambassador Carolyn Curiel” — and that, too is a kick.”
Carolyn is a former ABC news writer and speechwriter for President Bill Clinton. The former president appointed her Ambassador to Belize in 1997. The 3 year gig allows her to keep the title of “ambassador for life.”