illiam C. Weldon '71, chairman of the Board of Trustees at Quinnipiac and retired chairman and CEO of Johnson & Johnson, will be formally inducted into the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, at the 72nd Horatio Alger Award Induction Ceremonies on April 4-6 in Washington, D.C.
The Horatio Alger Association is a nonprofit educational organization that honors the achievements of outstanding individuals and encourages young people to pursue their dreams through higher education.
Weldon joins 12 other exceptional business, civic and cultural leaders from across North America in receiving the honor for 2019. For more than 70 years, the Alger award has been annually bestowed upon esteemed individuals who have succeeded despite facing adversities, and who have remained committed to higher education and charitable endeavors throughout their lives.
"Like many Horatio Alger scholars, I understand tragedy and realize the strength and fortitude that is necessary to get through the most trying of times," Weldon said.