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Honorary Degree Recipients

Honorary Degree Recipients

Dr. Blenda J. Wilson, president and CEO of the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, was the commencement speaker and recipient of an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree. Dr. Wilson leads one of the nation's most prestigious foundations and the largest foundation focused solely on education, in promoting educational quality and effectiveness for students of all ages and especially for under-served populations. Visit the Nellie Mae site for Dr. Wilson's complete biography.
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Dr. George H. Atkinson '67, Department of State Science and Technology Adviser under Secretary of State Colin Powell, and recipient of an honorary Doctor of Science degree. An Eckerd alumni of 1967, Dr. Atkinson was Professor of Chemistry at Syracuse University until 1983, when he joined the University of Arizona as Chairman of the Chemistry Department. Dr. Atkinson founded Innovative Lasers Corporation in 1992.
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Mr. Loren Pope, director of the College Placement Bureau and author of "Colleges That Change Lives" and former education editor for "The New York Times," and recipient of an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree. Eckerd College is one of only 40 schools listed in "Colleges That Change Lives."
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Dr. Andreas Georg Schapowal, founder and president of the Swiss Academy of Medicine and Ethics, and senior lecturer and head of the Unit of Allergology and Environmental Medicine at Hanover Medical College, Germany, and recipient of an honorary Doctor of Science degree.
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