UND Presents Honorary Doctoral Degrees| 4/13/2012
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"The University is proud to recognize Sen. Conrad, Dr. Wakefield and Mr. Barry with one of our most prestigious honors for lifetime achievements and service," said UND President Robert Kelley. "Sen. Conrad, the United States Senate`s resident fiscal hawk and budget expert; Mary Wakefield, regarded by many as the most powerful and influential nurse in America; and John Barry, UND alumnus, successful entrepreneur, businessman and philanthropist, are living examples of what it means to give back to society more than you use. All have had a profound effect on the University, state and nation through their dedication and unceasing desire to affect positive changes in their respective fields. UND is an exceptional place, in part, because of their individual contributions to the University."
According to the university, over 200 people have received honorary degrees from UND. Past recipients include President John F. Kennedy (1963); journalist Eric Sevareid (1970); basketball coach Phil Jackson (2008) and former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Ed Schafer (2008).