Worcester State University awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters to legendary NBA point guard Bob Cousy for the 2023 Commencement.
Cousy played for the Boston Celtics from 1950 to 1963. During that time, he supported his African American teammates when they faced harassment and discrimination and formed the first professional sports union, the National Basketball Players Association. He has committed his life to programs supporting underprivileged youths and has made a significant impact to Worcester, including founding the Worcester chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America in 1963.
Watch the video below to hear more about Cousy and to hear his remarks.