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MAY 2012: Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews Honored At Tulane University Commencement with President's Medal

Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews was honored at Tulane University's commencement ceremonies on Saturday May 19, 2012 with The President's Medal. The President's Medal was established in 1999 by President Scott S. Cowen. The medal is awarded at the sole discretion of the President to individuals who have distinguished themselves by their actions and who have contributed to the well-being of Tulane University or the city of New Orleans.  Trombone Shorty has been considered an extraordinary worldwide musical ambassador for the City and his Horns For Schools Project, presented in collaboration with Mayor Mitch Landrieu, has helped schools across New Orleans. Previous recipients of the award include Wendell Pierce, Wynton Marsalis, Anderson Cooper, Ellen DeGeneres, James Carville, Mary Matalin, William Safire, Brian Williams and Cokie Roberts. In addition to the 2700 Graduates this year, recipients of honorary degrees also included Tulane graduate and current EPA Administrator, Lisa Jackson as well as civil rights pioneer Ruby Bridges and mathematician, Peter Lax.