Cory Booker to Receive Honorary Doctorate from Washington University in St. Louis

Washington University in St. Louis will award six honorary degrees during the university´s 152nd Commencement May 17.

During the ceremony, which will begin at 8:30 a.m. in Brookings Quadrangle on the Danforth Campus, WUSTL will bestow academic degrees on approximately 2,800 members of the Class of 2013.

Cory A. Booker, the mayor of Newark, who is credited with helping revitalize New Jersey´s largest city with his hands-on and innovative approach, will deliver the Commencement address and receive an honorary doctor of laws degree from WUSTL.

The other honorary degree recipients and their degrees are:

  • Marilyn Fox, civic leader, philanthropist and community volunteer, doctor of humanities;
  • Martin L. Mathews, president, CEO and co-founder of Mathews-Dickey Boys´ & Girls´ Club, doctor of humanities;
  • Juhani Pallasmaa, a Finnish architect, educator and critic and a leading international figure in contemporary architecture, design and artistic culture, doctor of art and architecture;
  • Peter Rosen (MD ´60), one of the international leaders in the field of emergency medicine and one of the pioneers and founding fathers of the specialty, doctor of science; and
  • Howard Wood (BSBA ´61), co-founder of two of the nation´s most successful telecommunications companies: Charter Communications Inc. and Cequel III LLC, doctor of laws.
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