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Panera founder Ron Shaich ’76 tells Clark University graduates, ‘Do the work that matters’

By Jane Salerno

Clark University held its 110th Commencement on Sunday, May 18, awarding 511 bachelor’s degrees, 442 master’s, and 16 doctoral degrees. Students representing more than 80 countries began the traditional processional at noon, moving down a flag-lined pathway to their places under a tent on the campus green. Ron Shaich ’76, founder, chairman of the... »

Clark values help guide Panera founder in humanitarian venture

By Jane Salerno

“It all started at Clark.” With those five words, Ron Shaich ’76, the founder and longtime CEO of Panera Bread, launched a rousing multi-media presentation at Reunion Weekend, tracing the path that has led to his newest venture, Panera Cares, a rare marriage of business principles, altruism, an abiding faith in the honest nature... »