2011 Commencement a green and gold success

by Kathleen McCoy  |   

UAA Commencement Ceremony on May 1, 2011

UAA celebrated the 2,270 graduates of the Class of 2011 at the Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 1. Fran Ulmer officially placed the Chancellor's Medallion on Tom Case at the celebration. UAA also honored a variety of community and University leaders for their contributions during the weekend of festivities.

Recognized for their many achievements and contributions in service to Alaska, to learning and to humankind are: Edwin "Ed" Crittenden, Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters; Sandy Harper, Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts; John Hoover, Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts; and Daniel Inouye, Honorary Doctor of Law.

Many years of outstanding service to the University and its students were gratefully recognized with the conferring of emeriti status on four members: Dennis Clark, Director Emeritus, Mat-Su College; Donald Davis, Professor Emeritus of Geomatics, School of Engineering; and Ronald Haney, Professor Emeritus of Aviation Technology, Community and Technical College; and James Liszka, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, College of Arts and Sciences.

UAA also honored Carla Beam, Michael Carey, Mary Epperson and Richard Neubauer with Meritorious Service Awards at a reception on Saturday, April 30.

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