Honorary Degree & Chancellor’s Medal Recipients
2013 Honorary Degree Recipients
Jack Dangermond, Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa
Jack Dangermond is a pioneer in the field of geographic information systems, mapping software that matches data sets to physical locations. In 1969 he launched his highly successful company Esri with his wife, building it steadily into what is now the fourth largest privately held software company in the world. In that time, Esri has helped one million users in government, NGOs, academia, and industries such as healthcare, transportation, telecommunications, homeland security, retail, and agriculture target services to populations with its data maps.
Tererai Trent, Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa
Tererai Trent is a testament to the power and importance of education for all. Denied schooling as a girl in Zimbabwe, Trent yearned for the chance to earn a doctorate in the United States. She now has her PhD in interdisciplinary evaluation, and has served as a professional evaluator of international development programs and policies for nearly 20 years. In partnership with The Oprah Winfrey Foundation and Save the Children, Trent is building a new school and improving learning for nearly 4,000 children in Zimbabwe.