Honorary Degrees and Awards
On May 22, 2011, Dickinson College conferred honorary degrees to three distinguished figures in international culture and education. The college also recognized four outstanding graduates and one professor who have contributed significantly to Dickinson.
Allan E. Goodman, president and CEO of the Institute of International Education and Commencement speaker, accepted an honorary doctor of international education. Harriet Mayor Fulbright, president of the J. William & Harriet Fulbright Center, received an honorary doctorate of global education; and James DePriest, director of conducting and orchestral studies at The Julliard School and laureate music director of the Oregon Symphony, received an honorary doctor of arts.
Russell Bova, professor of political science, received the 2011 Constance and Rose Ganoe Memorial Award for Inspirational Teaching. Established in 1969 with a bequest from the late William A. Ganoe, class of 1902, the award is given annually to a faculty member elected by the senior class through secret balloting. The award includes an honorarium and the opportunity to use funds from the Ganoe Memorial Fund to support his/her teaching and research interests.
For her scholarly achievement, Thanh To '11 received the James Fowler Rusling Prize. Erica Hartz '11 received the John Patton Memorial Prize for high scholastic standing. The William F. Hufstader Senior Prize, awarded to the senior man and woman who contributed most to the college, was awarded to Darcy Phillips '11, president of the senior class, and Juan Carlos Flores '11, Student Senate president.
By MaryAlice Bitts Jackson
Photos by Carl Socolow '77 and A. Pierce Bounds '71.
View photos of the Commencement ceremony.