BEIRUT: The American University of Beirut announced Wednesday the names of three international luminaries who will receive the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters
at the university's 145th commencement later this month.
Caption: One of the historic universities in the United States of America, the Lincoln University of Pennsylvania, has awarded the Polytechnic of Namibia's Rector, Professor Tjama Tjivikua, the Doctor of Humane Letters
, honoris causa.
He was conferred as Doctor of Humane Letters
by the university's vice chancellor Professor Gerald Pillay at the opening of its annual graduation ceremony at the Anglican Cathedral yesterday.
Among his awards are honorary Doctor of Humane Letters
degrees from Hebrew College, Stonehill College, and from his alma mater.
Waynesburg College, Pennsylvania, USA conferred honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters
on him in recognition of his lifetime service to higher education.
He has a degree in Spanish with honors from the University of California, Berkeley, and in May 2009 he received a Doctor of Humane Letters
degree from Whittier College (www.
In 1992 he received the Governor's Arts Award as one of the state's most dedicated supporters of literature and the arts, and then in May 2005, Walter received a Doctor of Humane Letters
award from the University of Oklahoma, and it was one of the proudest moments of my life to speak on Walter's behalf for that occasion and to stand beside him at the lectern.
Accolades include an endowment named after her that supports the nursing school faculty and an honorary doctor of humane letters
from the school.
Serving for 32 years as President of the Gloucester Fishermen's Wives Association, she was recently awarded a Doctor of Humane Letters
Honorary Degree from Salem State College in recognition of her decades-long leadership in the Gloucester and Massachusetts' fishing communities and of her efforts to protect the ocean environment.
URI awarded her with an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters
1982--Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters
degree from Columbia University.