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May 21, 2007

Motown founder Berry Gordy shared his philosophy of life — "my weapons against confusion and despair" — and some of the secrets of his own success as a songwriter, producer, and entrepreneur to a standing-room-only audience at Occidental College’s 125th commencement ceremony on May 20.

April 5, 2007

Berry Gordy, founder of Motown Records and of a school of music that crossed racial divides and helped transform American popular tastes, will be the featured commencement speaker at Occidental College’s May 20 graduation ceremony.

January 29, 2007

Almost 30 years ago, he was a freshman from Honolulu living in Haines Hall, playing pick-up basketball and developing a reputation as a campus activist.

September 3, 2005

Music icon Carlos Santana kicked off Occidental College’s 119th academic year on Aug. 31, when he received an honorary doctor of music, addressed the Class of 2009, and performed with his son’s Salvador Santana Band.

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