Dr. Dick Hardwick
The inscription reads:
Westfield State University
To all who read this diploma, greetings.
Richard John Hardwick
Master of the spotlight and stand-out among stand-up’s,
You take the high road to comedy and never fail to make us laugh.
Whether headlining for families at Disneyland
Landing one-liners for troops in Iraq
Or punctuating the punchlines for corporate executives
You model the hard-working life of the professional entertainer
Who is ever willing to be there for an appreciative audience.
Therefore be it certified under the authority
of the Board of Trustees and President
that your achievements and contributions
as consummate musician, comedian and entertainer
deserve recognition by the Academy hereby awarding the degree
Doctor of Performing Arts
With all the rights, privileges and responsibilities pertaining there to
At Westfield in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
this 15th day of November 2010