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Honorary Degrees

Distinguished Alumni and Entrepreneurs Receive Honorary Degrees at Spring Commencements

Monday, May 6, 2019
Distinguished Spartan alumni Cousins and Whitmer to speak at commencements

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer spoke at Michigan State University’s advanced degree graduation ceremony May 3 and received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree. In addition, former Spartan quarterback…

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Renowned Leaders Receive Honorary Degrees

Monday, December 17, 2018
Administration Building

A trailblazing four-star general, the former head of the United Nations World Food Programme,  former U.S. Air Force flight test engineer, and a former nine-term congresswoman received honorary…

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International Leaders Receive Honorary Degrees at Spring ’18 Commencement

Friday, May 4, 2018
Graduate Commencement

Wanda Herndon, who was instrumental in building the Starbucks global brand, and Marcia McNutt, the 22nd president of the National Academy of Sciences, were keynote speakers at Michigan…

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Honorary Degrees and Commencement Speakers Announced

Monday, April 13, 2015
MSU Beaumont Tower

Bob Chapek, chairperson of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, and Andrew Liveris, chairperson and CEO of The Dow Chemical Co., will speak at Michigan State University’s commencement ceremonies…

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