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Honorary Degrees 2007

April 21st, 2007 by Ajuan Mance

Ruth Simmons Receives Honorary Degree from George Washington University, 2002 

Brown University’s Ruth Simmons receives honorary degree at George Washington U commencement, 2002

Commencement season is at hand, and colleges across the nation are preparing to celebrate the achievements of their graduating students. In addition to colorful regalia, solemn processions, weeping parents, and stately marches, colleges will also mark this moment by awarding honorary degrees to noted community, national, and international leaders. Among the honorees at this year’s commencement celebrations, you will find these distinguished African American and Afro-diasporic scholars, artists, and visionaries (the awarding institution is listed beside each name):

…and more to come…

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