Research Bench Lab

Honorary Degree Recipients

2020 Recipients

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Victor & Dawn Barnett | Doctor of Humanities

Victor and Dawn Barnett

Victor Barnett is Founder and Executive Director of Running Rebels Community Organization. In 1980, as gangs were beginning to form in Milwaukee, Victor saw a void that needed to be filled. He wanted to provide something that would deter youth and focus them in a different direction. Victor believed that the right relationships and activities would keep them from gangs, violence, substance abuse and other negative behaviors. At 19 years old, Victor founded the Running Rebels Community Organization (RRCO). He started out by organizing basketball teams that incorporated not only the fundamentals of the game, but also the elements that strengthen character both on and off the court. Victor also made sure that education played an important part in the Rebels programming. Players had to bring their report cards so he could personally see the areas in which they needed additional help. In those early years, hundreds of young men got to know Victor as a mentor, a brother and a friend.

“Vic”, as he is fondly called by both Alumni and current Rebels, believes that there is a calling in his life to keep young people away from the negativity around them and to help make Milwaukee a better city. In addition to receiving his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications in 1982 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Victor has received several local, regional and national honors: Channel 12’s “Twelve Who Care” award; 2005 Black Excellence Award; Robert Starms/Milwaukee Frontiers Community Service Award; 2005 Community Brainstorming “Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things”; YMCA’s Lincoln Gaines Award (Strong Kids Award); 2008 UNCF Youth Organization Award; Visit Milwaukee’s 2008 Standing Ovation Award; Milwaukee Public Schools’ 2012 Excellence in Education Award; and, the 2013 Doug Jansson Award.

Dawn Barnett is the Co-Executive Director for RRCO. Dawn has worked with her husband, Victor Barnett, since 1997. Dawn works alongside Victor to provide services and programs to Milwaukee’s youth and families. With over 24 years of experience working with at-risk youth in the areas of crisis stabilization, mentoring, secondary therapy, music education, job coaching, personal leadership and life skills, Dawn Barnett is also a trained facilitator for JCIP (Juvenile Cognitive Intervention Program), Community Works, Restorative Justice and Nonviolent Communication. She also uses her musical interests to raise awareness to human issues. Dawn currently serves on the Secretary’s Advisory Council on Youth Justice for the State of Wisconsin and, as a senior facilitator for the Community Building Institute, has trained leaders throughout the US and Europe in the Community Building Workshop process. In 2018, Dawn was named a Woman of Influence by the Milwaukee Business Journal.

Together, Victor Barnett and Dawn Barnett have guided the organization’s growth from a basketball-based mentoring program to a full-service agency with 143 staff members serving over 3,000 youth each year through its EPIC Mission of: Engaging the community, youth and their families; Preventing involvement in gangs, drugs, violence and the juvenile justice system; Intervening and guiding youth by assisting them with making positive choices; and Coaching youth through their transition into adulthood. Dawn and Victor accomplish this through building relationships with youth and providing the resources and skills necessary for them to become thriving, connected and contributing adult members of our community.

With services including juvenile justice programming, athletics, academic support, recreation, scholarships, mentoring, and afterschool/summer programming, RRCO prides itself on being able to connect to some of the most underserved populations in the City of Milwaukee.

Together, Dawn and Victor have led RRCO with wisdom, vision and an unfailing commitment to Milwaukee’s young people.

Renee Chapman Navarro, PharmD, MD | Doctor of Medical Science

Renee Chapman Navarro, PharmD, MDRenee Chapman Navarro, PharmD, MD, is a Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care. In 2010 she was appointed as the University of California, San Francisco’s (UCSF) inaugural Vice Chancellor of Diversity and Outreach. She is the first African American woman and first anesthesia faculty member to be appointed to the Chancellor’s executive leadership team at UCSF.

Dr. Navarro completed her Doctor of Pharmacy education and training at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, Calif. She obtained her pharmacy license and worked in both community and hospital pharmacy practices.

Dr. Navarro made the decision to attend medical school and, subsequently, complete her residency at UCSF. Dr. Navarro joined the anesthesia faculty and conducted research focused on the physiologic properties of inhaled anesthetic agents. After several years, she transitioned her academic focus to issues of patient access, quality and safety.

As a faculty leader and educator, her career at UCSF has progressed rapidly. She has held several leadership positions at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, including Chair of Pharmacy and Therapeutics and the Risk Management Committees, and Acting Chief of Anesthesia. She served for 10 years as the Medical Director of Perioperative Services and was elected by her peers to serve as the Chief of the Medical Staff.

Dr. Navarro has served as an examiner for the American Board of Anesthesia. She is a mentor, clinician educator and academic leader. She has served the UCSF Department of Anesthesiology on committees regarding resident selection and advising, finance, merits and promotions, and has served as a member of the department’s executive committee. Within the School of Medicine, Dr. Navarro served as the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs as well as an Advisory College Mentor, an Introduction to Medicine Leader and Anesthesia Career Advisor.

In 2007, she became the first Director of Academic Diversity at UCSF and was charged with coordinating the University’s strategic goal of nurturing the diversity of faculty through targeted outreach, campus policy, procedural changes and ongoing education.

Nationally, Dr. Navarro has continued her strong leadership and advocacy for equity and inclusion. She served as a member of the White House Fellowship Selection Committee, NIH Advisory Group to the Director’s Working Group on Diversity, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Committee on Professional Diversity and the ASA Professional Issues Education Committee. Dr. Navarro is committed to public service, serving on the San Mateo Commission on the Status of Women and the San Mateo Commission on Disabilities. She also was the founding Chair of the Group on Women in Medicine and Science for the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). She now serves as Chair for the AAMC’s Group on Diversity and Inclusion and is leading the UCSF Action Collaborative to address gender harassment and sexual misconduct in academic medicine.

The UCSF Office of Diversity and Outreach has significantly impacted the university and community for which it received the 2016 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from Insight into Diversity magazine.

Dr. Navarro has received numerous awards including a mentorship award from California Assemblyman Leno. Her impact on health equity and service has also been recognized by San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown’s Proclamation of J. Renee Navarro Day in San Francisco.

James C. Rahn | Doctor of Humanities

James C. RahnJames C. Rahn serves as President of the Kern Family Foundation. He joined the Foundation in late 2007 and has served as President since February 2008. In that role, Mr. Rahn has served Drs. Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern, the Kern family, Foundation board and team in pursuit of the Kerns’ philanthropic vision.

The Foundation’s mission is to empower the rising generation of Americans to build flourishing lives anchored in strong character, inspired by quality education, driven by an entrepreneurial mindset, and guided by the desire to create value for others. Its investments are focused on initiatives that have long-term, systemic impact. Thus, the Foundation strives to build movements that impact important dimensions of American culture.

The desire to build culture-changing movements has led the Foundation to invest in the creation, identification and nurturing of networks, and overlapping dense networks of leaders and institutions that are aligned around a common set of ideas and a shared vision. It is this approach to movement building and culture change that led to investments by the Kern family and Foundation that launched the MCW Kern Institute for the Transformation of Medical Education and the Kern National Network for Caring and Character in Medicine.

The Foundation views its relationship to its grantees as one of partnership versus patronage, investor versus charitable contributor. Thus Mr. Rahn and the Foundation team take an active, co-creative role in working with grantees and affiliated networks. Sometimes, this includes assuming a role as a board member. Currently, Mr. Rahn represents the Foundation by serving on the boards of the Charter School Growth Fund, Project Lead the Way and the Milwaukee School of Engineering.

Beyond his service to the Foundation, Mr. Rahn is an active leader in the education reform movement. He is co-founder and board chairman of Open Sky Education (OSE) which operates networks of charter schools (EAGLE) in Phoenix and St. Louis and private schools (HOPE Christian Schools) in Wisconsin. OSE also operates Compass Educational Programs which provides Christian faith wrap-around programs on school campuses and the Character Formation Project, a licensed set of character formation content and programming. He is also the co-founder and first director of the Center for Urban Teaching, headquartered in Milwaukee.

Prior to his work at the Foundation, Mr. Rahn spent two decades as a Lutheran educator and administrator at the K12 and college levels. He earned a BSE from Dr. Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minnesota, and an MA in school administration from Concordia University – Chicago. Mr. Rahn was also awarded a Doctor of Business and Economics (honoris causa) from the Milwaukee School of Engineering.

Solomon H. Snyder, MD | Doctor of Medical Science

Solomon H. Snyder, MDBorn in Washington, DC, on December 26, 1938, Dr. Snyder received his undergraduate and medical training at Georgetown University. He earned his Doctor of Medicine degree in 1962. Dr. Snyder trained as a Research Associate with Dr. Julius Axelrod at the National Institutes of Health from 1963-1965. He conducted psychiatric training at Johns Hopkins Hospital from 1965-1968. In 1966, he joined the faculty of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine as Assistant Professor of Pharmacology. Dr. Snyder was promoted to Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Psychiatry in 1968 and to Professor in 1970. In 1980, he established the Department of Neuroscience and served as Director from 1980-2006. He is presently Distinguished Service Professor of Neuroscience, Pharmacology and Psychiatry.

Dr. Snyder is the recipient of numerous professional honors, including the Albert Lasker Award for Basic Biomedical Research (1978), the National Medal of Science (2005), the Albany Medical Prize (2007) and the Warren Alpert Prize, Harvard University (2014). He has received Honorary Doctor of Science degrees from Northwestern University (1981), Georgetown University (1986), Ben Gurion University (1990), Albany Medical College (1998), Technion University of Israel (2002), Mount Sinai Medical School (2004), University of Maryland (2006), Charles University, Prague (2009), Ohio State University (2011) and Johns Hopkins University (2018). Dr. Snyder also has garnered the Wolf Foundation Prize in Medicine (1983), the Dickson Prize of the University of Pittsburgh (1983), the Bower Award of the Franklin Institute (1991), the Bristol-Myers Squibb Award for Distinguished Achievement in Neuroscience Research (1996), the Gerard Prize of the Society for Neuroscience (2000) and the Salk Institute Science Award (2016). He is a member of the United States National Academy of Sciences and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society. He is the author of more than 1000 journal articles and several books including “Uses of Marijuana” (1971), “Madness and the Brain” (1974), “The Troubled Mind” (1976), “Biological Aspects of Abnormal Behavior” (1980), “Drugs and the Brain” (1986) and “Brainstorming” (1989).

Tracey Sparrow, EdD | Doctor of Humanities

Tracey Sparrow, EdDDr. Tracey Sparrow joined Next Door as President in 2015. She previously served as Vice President for Children’s Programs at the Milwaukee Center for Independence and as President of the Milwaukee Academy of Science charter school. Dr. Sparrow received her doctoral degree in education, leadership and service from Cardinal Stritch University and a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Dr. Sparrow’s relationship with MCW began in the year 2000, when the Milwaukee Academy of Science opened. The school was a passion of MCW President Emeritus Mike Bolger as an effort to increase minority representation of medical students at MCW. Over the years, Dr. Sparrow has had the opportunity to form partnerships on behalf of her organization with a number of different departments at MCW, most recently with the new School of Pharmacy. The partnerships that have been formed between MCW and community organizations have strengthened work being done across the city of Milwaukee.

2019 Recipients

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Virginia K. (Ginny) Bolger | Doctor of Humanities

Ginny BolgerAs “first lady” of the Medical College of Wisconsin for 20 years, Virginia (Ginny) Bolger was an active contributor to enhancing the institution’s missions and legacy. During the two decades that her late husband, T. Michael Bolger, JD, served as President and Chief Executive Officer of MCW (1990-2010), Mrs. Bolger was an ambassador for the institution, traveling around the country for alumni dinners, the annual clinical conference and myriad fundraising events.

She is a founding member of MCW’s Women in Science program and, as a member of the Cancer Center Advisory Board since 1995, actively participates in increasing awareness and financial support of the Center. During Mrs. Bolger’s tenure as President of the Friends of the Medical College of Wisconsin, the organization raised the largest amount from a single event in its history to increase the endowment that focuses on medical and graduate student scholarships. In 2010, in recognition of her important contributions to strengthen ties with the MCW’s alumni, Mrs. Bolger was named an Honorary Alumna by the MCW/Marquette Medical Alumni Association.

As a two-time breast cancer survivor, Mrs. Bolger has helped guide others through diagnosis and treatment – often leading them to care at the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network – and is an active mentor for the ABCD, a breast cancer support group. A dedicated and enthusiastic philanthropist for MCW, Mrs. Bolger has been extremely effective n encouraging donations to MCW’s cancer research programs and in helping steward major donors, and was a major fundraiser for the inaugural Cancer Crush in 2018 to support cancer research at MCW. Additionally, she established the Virginia K. and T. Michael Bolger Cancer Research Fellowship Fund and supported her husband in the establishment of the T. Michael Bolger Endowed Parkinson’s Disease Research Fund at MCW.

Mrs. Bolger has worked on the Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse Board and remains very active in the community, particularly concerning environmental issues. She has served on the City of Mequon Park Board and the Mequon Preservation of Rural Open Space Commission, and is a Trustee Emerita of both the Ozaukee Washington Land Trust and The Nature Conservancy. She was a volunteer-teacher-naturalist and a board member of the Riveredge Nature Center. She was a charter member of the Ozaukee Land Trust, of which she also served as President during the Trust’s merger with Washington County. Mrs. Bolger has been a member of the Marquette University Women’s Council since 1990. In 2004, the Bolgers were recognized by COA Youth & Family Centers as Parents of the Year. Mrs. Bolger and her husband received the Warren P. Knowles Humanitarian Award from the MCW Digestive Disease Center in 2010, in recognition of their dedication to public service and education.

Mrs. Bolger graduated from the University of Florida and taught junior high school English in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida., before moving to New York and Chicago, where she worked as a flight attendant for United Airlines. Friends since childhood, the Bolgers celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on August 24, 2018 – shortly before Mike’s passing on November 29, 2018. They have a son, John Michael (Kerry) and a daughter, Jennifer Bolger Breceda (Enrique), and four grandsons.

Robert David (Bob) Curry | Doctor of Humanities

Robert Curry, circa 1970As a Vietnam veteran, Milwaukee native Robert (Bob) Curry saw the opportunity to help out a new generation of soldiers when the Afghanistan War and War in Iraq began. In 2008, he founded Dryhootch of America, a non-profit organization with the goal to give veterans a safe, alcohol-free, drug-free environment to deal with the posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) they might be feeling after returning home. The idea revolved around the creation of a retail coffee shop run by and for veterans, which also would support an extended network of veterans’ families and encourage veteran interaction with the community as a whole.

“Hootch” is military jargon for a hut or safe place to sleep during combat. The term “dry” denotes the organization’s mission to provide a social gathering place for veterans that is free of alcohol – one of the major problems plaguing veterans of all eras. To that end, the concept behind Dryhootch was to “help veterans who survived the war, survive the peace.” Over the past decade, Dryhootch has served thousands of US military veterans through veteran-to-veteran peer support, and grown to include locations in Milwaukee, Madison, Chicago, Lake County (Illinois), Atlanta and Mobile, Alabama.

Mr. Curry sought support from faculty members at the Medical College of Wisconsin and the Zablocki VA Medical Center early in the process of founding Dryhootch, and through these partnerships has been awarded funding from the Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Clinical and Translational Institute of Southeast Wisconsin, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Bob Woodruff Foundation and numerous other sources. His efforts have resulted in several million dollars of investment in innovative, community-driven veteran services, including peer mentor training materials designed by and tailored for veterans, support for the Milwaukee County Veteran Treatment Court program and a mobile mental health support app developed in collaboration with MCW and Marquette University. He also collaborates with faculty at MCW, Marquette, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the Zablocki VA through the Dryhootch Community-Academic Partnership for Veteran Health, which has resulted in a number of peer reviewed publications and presentations.

Prior to forming Dryhootch, Mr. Curry served with the US Army from 1969-1972 as co-pilot of an OV-1 Grumman Mohawk, flying more than 250 combat missions for reconnaissance and hunter killer teams in Vietnam and Laos with Top Secret Clearance. After his military service, he had a 30-year career in mid-level technology management for firms such as IBM and AT&T. In 2003, he was diagnosed by the Veterans Administration as 100% Permanently Disabled from combat for PTSD.

Mr. Curry was recognized by the White House in May 2012 as a Champion of Courage for his innovative work in founding Dryhootch. He serves as a member of the US Department of Veteran Affairs Round Table on NGO partnerships and on the Milwaukee County Mental Health Board.

Lisa Grill Dodson | Doctor of Medical Science

Lisa Grill Dodson, MDLisa Grill Dodson, MD, joined the Medical College of Wisconsin as Founding Dean for the Medical College of Wisconsin-Central Wisconsin in August 2014. Dr. Dodson provides overall leadership and management of MCW’s regional medical school campus in Central Wisconsin and serves as the primary liaison for our health system, academic and community partners in that locale, as well as with MCW’s Milwaukee campus.

Prior to joining the faculty, Dr. Dodson was Director of the Oregon Area Health Education Center and Associate Professor of Family Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland.

Dr. Dodson advocates for innovation in both medical education and care delivery to ensure the availability of high-quality care to rural and other non-urban populations. Her leadership has been recognized by the receipt of several awards, including the Oregon Family Physician of the Year in 2009 and the MCW President’s Community Engagement Award in 2017.

Thomas Kunkel | Doctor of Humane Letters

Thomas KunkelThomas Kunkel is president emeritus of St. Norbert College, a nationally ranked and esteemed Catholic institution in De Pere, Wisconsin. He served as president of St. Norbert from 2008 until his retirement in 2017.

During his tenure Kunkel oversaw numerous academic innovations (including the partnership with MCW-Green Bay), increased enrollment and improved student and faculty diversity. He raised more than $150 million, much of which went for new and renovated campus infrastructure—including $43 million to build and equip the state-of-the-art Gehl Mulva Science Center, which is home to MCW-Green Bay.

He is the author or editor of seven books, the most recent of which is Man on Fire: The Life and Spirit of Norbert of Xanten, which has just been published.

Prior to his time at St. Norbert, Kunkel was dean of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland. There he also served as president of American Journalism Review, a national magazine published by the college.

His previous books include Man in Profile: Joseph Mitchell of The New Yorker, published by Random House in 2015 to wide acclaim and winner of the prestigious Sperber Prize for best books about media. His first book was Genius in Disguise, a biography of New Yorker founding editor Harold Ross and a New York Times Notable Book of 1995. Three years later he published Enormous Prayers: A Journey into the Priesthood, an ethnographic portrait of 28 Catholic priests.

As a journalist Kunkel worked for the Miami Herald, New York Times, San Jose Mercury News and other publications. When he was named executive editor of the Columbus (Ga.) Ledger-Enquirer, at age 29, he became the youngest top editor in the history of Knight-Ridder Newspapers.

Kunkel was born and raised in Evansville, Indiana. He and his wife, Debra, have four grown daughters and five grandchildren.

Bruce (BJ) Miller | Doctor of Medical Science
BJ Miller, MD

Dr. BJ Miller is a longtime hospice & palliative care physician and educator. He’s been on faculty at his alma mater, UCSF, since 2007, where he’s worked in all settings of care: hospital, clinic, residential facility, and home. He now sees patients and families at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Dr. Miller’s interests are in working across disciplines to affect broad-based culture change and in cultivating a civic model for aging and dying. He invites us to think about and discuss the end of our lives through the lens of a mindful, human-centered model of care, one that embraces dying not as a medical event but rather as a universally shared life experience. For his work, he has been featured as an invited speaker to numerous events including the 2015 TED conference, and has been the subject of multiple interviews and podcasts including Oprah Winfrey, Tim Ferriss, the New York Times and Krista Tippett.

Informed by his own experiences as a patient, Dr. Miller powerfully advocates the roles of our senses, community and presence in designing a better ending. He brings a unique blend of training, experience and commitment to furthering the message that suffering and dying are fundamental and intrinsic aspects of life and is widely recognized for his efforts in cultivating a larger dialogue about this universal human experience.

Dr. Miller speaks nationally and internationally, on the intersection of perspective making, aesthetics, design and palliative care, and serves in leadership capacities at the national level. He sits on the board of directors for the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care and also advises numerous organizations ranging from for-profit and non-profit enterprises to policy lobbies to academic research centers.

Following undergraduate studies in art history at Princeton, Dr. Miller received his MD from University of California San Francisco as a Regents' Scholar and completed his internal medicine residency at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, California, where he served as chief resident. He completed a fellowship in hospice and palliative medicine at Harvard Medical School, with clinical duties split between Massachusetts General Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Dr. Miller completed an internship in internal medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin in 2003.

Stephen A. Roell and Dr. Shelagh M. Roell | Doctor of Humanities
Stephen A. Roell and Dr. Shelagh M. Roell

Stephen and Dr. Shelagh Roell have been pillars of the Milwaukee community for decades. They are long-time philanthropists and champions of higher education, equitable healthcare, community service, innovation and more, and have given generously of their time, expertise and resources to better the region.

Mr. Roell earned a BA in accounting from St. Ambrose University in 1971. In 1982 he joined Johnson Controls Inc., a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. He was elected Chief Executive Officer in 2007, Chair of the Board in 2008 and President in 2009. Mr. Roell retired from Johnson Controls in 2013.

Dr. Shelagh Roell holds an MS in nursing education and earned a PhD in educational psychology from Marquette University in 1982. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and served as a tenured Associate Professor of Nursing at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Nursing in the 1980s.

The Roells have a strong commitment to the Milwaukee community and education. Mr. Roell served as a member of the Medical College of Wisconsin Board of Trustees from 2008-2018, during which he held many leadership roles, including Chair (2016-2018). Additionally, he has served as a Director of Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare and as a member of the board of directors of the Hunger Task Force and the Board of Trustees of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee. Mr. Roell currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Kern Family Foundation and the Board of Trustees for St. Ambrose University. Dr. Roell served for more than ten years on the board of Bethany Christian Services, an adoption and family services organization, and has held volunteer leadership roles with LifeStriders and St. John Vianney Church.

In 2010, the Roells were recognized by COA Youth & Family Centers as Parents of the Year, and in 2013 they received the St. Francis Children’s Center Humanitarian Award.

Because of their deep commitment to education and innovation, the Roells provided a generous gift to MCW to establish the Stephen and Shelagh Roell Endowed Chair of the Kern Institute for the Transformation of Medical Education, and they participate frequently in Institute lectures and discussions. They have served as mentors to many and exemplify medical education’s Triple Aim of character, competence and caring.

Among many other generous philanthropic gifts to educational institutions, the Roells created the Stephen and Shelagh Roell Scholarship for students enrolled in the Lubar School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and provided major support for the Wellness Center at St. Ambrose University. They also are longstanding donors to the United Way of Greater Milwaukee, United Performing Arts Fund, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, Waukesha Catholic Memorial High School, and many other charitable, arts-related and civic organizations.

Past Recipients

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2018

Sharon and Larry Adams
Doctor of Humanities Honorary Degrees

Ezekiel J. Emanuel, MD, PhD
Doctor of Medical Science Honorary Degree

Matthew L. Hunsaker, MD, FAAFP
Doctor of Medical Science Honorary Degree

Michael S. Orban
Doctor of Humanities Honorary Degree

Roland A. Patillo, MD, FACOG
Doctor of Medical Science Honorary Degree

Rebecca Page Ramirez
Doctor of Humanities Honorary Degree

Agustin A. Ramirez, Jr.
Doctor of Medical Science Honorary Degree

Aaron Rodgers
Doctor of Humanities Honorary Degree

Mary Ellen Stanek, CFA
Doctor of Humanities Honorary Degree

Scott P. Stanek, DDS
Doctor of Medical Science Honorary Degree

2017

Donna M. Hietpas
Doctor of Humanities Honorary Degree

Elizabeth G. Nabel, MD
Doctor of Medical Science Honorary Degree

Ralph E. Hollmon
Doctor of Humanities Honorary Degree

Will Allen
Doctor of Humanities Honorary Degree

2016

Billie Ann and Michael Charles Kubly, MD
Doctor of Humanities Honorary Degree

Gary H. Gibbons, MD
Doctor of Medical Science Honorary Degree

Ricardo Diaz
Doctor of Humanities Honorary Degree

Timothy T. Flaherty, MD
Doctor of Medical Science Honorary Degree

2015

John Bartkowski
Doctor of Medical Science Honorary Degree

Jon and Ann Hammes
Doctor of Humanities Honorary Degrees

Lester L. Carter, Jr.
Doctor of Medical Science Honorary Degree

Robert J. Lefkowitz
Doctor of Science Honorary Degree

2014

Mary-Claire King
Doctor of Science Honorary Degree

Tim Size
Doctor of Humanities Honorary Degree

William David Petasnick
Doctor of Medical Science Honorary Degree

2013

Jeffrey T. Laitman
Doctor of Medical Science Honorary Degree

Robert A. Wild
Doctor of Humane Letters Honorary Degree

Thomas A. Brophy
Doctor of Humane Letters Honorary Degree

2012

Cordelia Taylor
Doctor of Medical Science Honorary Degree

Jan Lennon
Doctor of Humanities Honorary Degree

T. Michael Bolger
Doctor of Medical Science Honorary Degree

2011

Allan H. (Bud) Selig
Doctor of Humanities Honorary Degree

Bryon Riesch
Doctor of Humanities Honorary Degree

Mary and Ted D. Kellner
Doctor of Humanities Honorary Degree

Michael Bliss
Doctor of Humanities Honorary Degree

Sheldon and Marianne Lubar
Doctor of Humanities Honorary Degree