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Christopher Ashley and Ann Cody have at least two things in common.



They’re both from Central New York and they both received honorary doctoral degrees from SUNY Cortland at Saturday’s 150th Commencement (May 18).

Ashley is a Tony Award-winning Broadway director who built his successful career in theater on a foundation formed at the SUNY Cortland campus.

He’s the son of the late SUNY Cortland Philosophy Professor, Lawrence Ashley.

Cody is a three-time Paralympic athlete who currently works for the U.S. State Department.

Since being paralyzed at 16, she’s dedicated her life to combating discrimination and ensuring opportunities for people with disabilities around the world.

Listen to their conversation with Vincente Bellardini below:


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