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Three Alumni Among Honorary Degrees Recipients

Five honorary degrees were given at this year’s Commencement on May 12.

The recipients were:

  • Bernard Flatow ’41, longtime promoter of Latin American cultural exchange, of Martinez, Ga., who received a doctor of laws degree;
  • Joel Fleishman ’55, professor, philanthropist and wine connoisseur, of Chapel Hill, who received a doctor of laws degree;
  • Freeman Hrabowski, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, of Baltimore, who received a doctor of laws degree;
  • Mary Pope Osborne ’71, author of the Magic Tree House children’s book series, of Goshen, Conn., who received a doctor of letters degree; and
  • Steve Case, co-founder of America Online, chair of the Case Foundation and chair and CEO of Revolution, of Washington, D.C., who received a doctor of laws degree. Case was the Commencement speaker.

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