2013.05.09 > For Immediate Release
contact: Charley Reed - University Communications
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UNO Releases Names of Degree Recipients From 2013 May Commencement
Omaha - A record crowd of approximately 14,000 attendees watched as over 1,500 students received their diplomas during the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s (UNO) 2013 May Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 4.
UNO Chancellor John Christensen conferred the degrees during a campus-wide ceremony held at 9 a.m. in the Sapp Fieldhouse. Individual college ceremonies took place across campus throughout the rest of the day.
A full list of degree recipients, corresponding honors and hometowns can be found at this link.
During the 9 a.m. ceremony, a number of important honors were also given to friends, alumni and longtime supporters of UNO.
Harold H. Saunders, president of the International Institute for Sustained Dialogue, received an honorary doctorate of humane letters courtesy of Thomas Gouttierre, dean of International Studies and Programs at UNO. Saunders spent much of his career in federal government, serving as a member of the National Security Council Staff at the White House and was Assistant Secretary of State under Henry Kissinger.
George Haddix, namesake of UNO’s Haddix Community Chair in Mathematics, was honored with UNO’s Order of the Tower, one of the highest distinctions awarded by UNO. Haddix, a UNO alumnus, has been a great supporter of UNO since his graduation in 1962.
Gary Johnson, a longtime producer for the TV show “Jeopardy” and alumnus, was honored with the UNO Alumni Association’s Alumni Achievement Award. Johnson graduated from UNO in 1967 and has won a number of awards, including an Emmy, for his game show programming.
For any questions about UNO’s 2013 May Commencement ceremonies or for media requests, contact Charley Reed, UNO media relations coordinator, at 402.554.2129.
Photo Credit: Jeff Beiermann, UNO Campus Photographer
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