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Honorary Degree Recipients

 

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2014 Honorees

Dr. Ernest Moniz
Doctor of Science
Ernest Moniz
  - bio - 
United States Secretary of Energy

 

Robert F. Leduc
Doctor of Business 
Robert Leduc '78   - bio - 
Advisor, Advent International  

 

Rev. Liz Walker
Doctor of Humane Letters 
Rev. Liz Walker   - bio -
Pastor, Roxbury Presbyterian Church  

 

Susan Annicelli ’78
Doctor of Nursing 
Colonel (Ret.) Susan Annicelli '78   - bio -

 

2014 Chancellor's Medal Recipients 


His Excellency Governor Deval Patrick   - bio -
Governor, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

 

 

Therese Murray

Therese Murray   - bio -
Massachusetts State Senate President

 

Katherine Craven
Katherine Craven   - bio -
Chief Administrative Officer, Babson College

 

Lester Cory ’63
Lester Cory '63   - bio -
Professor Emeritus, UMass Dartmouth College of       Engineering

 

 

 

 

Previous Honorary Degree Recipients

2013

  • Undergraduate ceremony
    • Sherilyn McCoy '80 / Undergraduate Commencement Speaker, Honorary Doctor of Business / CEO of Avon Products, Inc.
    • Robert S. Karam '67 '91 (Hon.) / Chancellor's Distinguished Service Medal / Principal, Karam Financial Group / Former Chair, Board of Trustees
    •  James J. Karam '70 '01 (Hon.) / Chancellor's Distinguished Service Medal / President & CEO, First Bristol Corporation / Former Chair, Board of Trustees

2012

  • Undergraduate ceremony
    • Roxana Saberi / Undergraduate Commencement speaker / Journalist, activist
    • Hubert E. Jones / Doctor of Humane Letters / Civic entrepreneur
    • Gil Santos / Doctor of Humane Letters / Broadcaster
    • Barney Frank / Chancellor's Distinguished Service Medal / Congressman
  • Graduate ceremony
    • Susan K. Avery / Doctor of Science / President and Director, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
    • Elizabeth O'Neill LaStaiti / Chancellor's Distinguished Service Medal / First Justice of the Bristol County Probate and Family Court (Ret.)

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2011

  • Undergraduate ceremony
    • Outgoing UMass President Jack Wilson
    • New Bedford Symphony conductor David MacKenzie
    • Late Charlton College of Business Dean Richard Ward
    • Sustainability innovator Janine Benyus
  • Graduate ceremony
    • Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Roderick Ireland
    • Outgoing SMAST Dean John Farrington

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2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

  • Janet L. Robinson, President, New York Times Company
  • William Giblin '57, President and CEO, Tweave Incorporated, Former Trustee, 1994 - 2004, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
  • William Hayden '62, Senior Managing Director and partner, Bear Stearns, Co-Head, Bear Stearns Public Finance Division
  • Harold Holzer, Senior Vice President, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Leading authority on Abraham Lincoln and Civil War era political culture

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