From left, UD President Patrick Harker with honorary degree recipients David C. Driskell, Richard F. Heck, Carol A. Ammon and Michael N. Castle.

True distinction

Four receive honorary degrees

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4:44 p.m., May 28, 2011--Four distinguished individuals were recognized with honorary degrees at the University of Delaware's 162nd Commencement ceremonies, held May 28 at Delaware Stadium.

 “The Honorary Degree is the highest honor bestowed by the University of Delaware and is reserved as a recognition of true distinction,” Gil Sparks, chairman of the University's Board of Trustees, said.

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Honorees and their degrees are

• Carol A. Ammon, founder and chief executive officer and chairman of Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc., doctor of science;

• Michael N. Castle, longtime political leader in Delaware, doctor of laws

• David C. Driskell, artist, scholar and curator, doctor of fine art; and 

• Richard F. Heck, Willis F. Harrington Professor Emeritus of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UD and 2010 Nobel laureate in chemistry, doctor of science.

Photo by Evan Krape

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