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Honorary Degrees

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An honorary degree from Clarkson University recognizes individuals who have made outstanding achievements and contributions to an academic discipline or to society. Recipients of honorary degrees reflect the University's high ideals and values, and exemplify the concepts of excellence, service, and integrity. These degrees recognize distinguished scholarship and accomplishments in the professions, sciences, arts, humanities, public service, and service to humanity.

All members of the Clarkson community are encouraged to submit nominations for honorary degree recipients. Up to five highly qualified candidates may be selected as honorary degree recipients for each commencement day using the procedures outlined in our Honorary Degree Policy.

2015 Honorary Degree recipients

Joe Drago '63  

Joe Drago '63 is Hockey Canada Chairman of the Board. His honorary doctor of science degree was awarded for "his dedication to academics and student achievement; for his commitment to sports and teamwork as a path to betterment; for his steadfast support of the arts and cultural outreach to build community; for his devotion to improving health care; for his leadership and for inspiring collaboration among future leaders; and for his service to the people of his community, his province and his nation."