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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]

Honorary degree recipients are:

  • Michael F. Bishop, 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 ceremony.

[Lincoln College news release]

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