Lincoln College announces
honorary degree recipients
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[MAY 11, 2004]
Lincoln College President
Ronald L. Schilling announced Monday the names of the individuals
who will receive honorary doctorate degrees at the 137th Lincoln
College commencement. The commencement will be at 2 p.m. Saturday,
May 15, in Davidson-Sheffer Gymnasium.
[See pictures of
degree recipients here]
, executive director of the Abraham
Lincoln Bicentennial Commission. He will receive an honorary
Doctor of Letters degree.
Dr. Gabor Boritt, a renowned historian, author, co-author
and editor of 15 books about Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. He
will receive an honorary Doctor of Letters degree.
Lonnie G. Bunch, president of the Chicago Historical
Society. He will receive an honorary Doctor of Letters degree.
Dr. Jack Nutt, former president of Lincoln College. He will
receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree and will also
be honored with the President Emeritus status.
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Bunch will give this
year's commencement speech.
"The rich history that is found at
Lincoln College resonates with this year's honorary degree
recipients,” Schilling said. “They have all been touched by the
legacy that Abraham Lincoln has left behind. In recognizing these
people -- recipients of a degree, the highest honor we can bestow --
we honor them for the great things they have accomplished and to
hopefully inspire our graduates to follow their lead."
Approximately 235 students will receive
an Associates of Arts degree at the commencement. A reception for
the graduates and their families will immediately follow the
College news release]