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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Board of Trustees

A new strategic planning initiative, faculty achievements, diversity efforts and STAR Campus programs were among the topics discussed during the Board of Trustees' semiannual meeting.

Strategic planning

The strategic planning working group focusing on Models for the New American Research University has been receiving input across a broad range of topics.

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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