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Honorary Degrees

Colleges and universities are authorized to award the Honorary Degree to those who have made exceptional  contributions to a specific field or to society in general.

The guidelines for selection are found in Board Policy 3.18 and system procedure 3.18.1

Recipients and Schools

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2015-2016

Peter DeFoe Peter DeFoe Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College

2014-2015

Harold Gifford Harold Gifford Dakota County Technical College

Bonnie Besse Reitz Bonnie Besse Reitz Riverland Community College

Ernie Strandberg Ernie Strandberg Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College

2013-2014

Keith Langseth Keith Langseth Minnesota State University - Moorhead

Terrance Dilley Terrance N. Dilley Riverland Community College

2012-2013

Moses Tsang Moses Tsang Bemidji State University

2011-2012

Jim Northrup Jim Northrup Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College

Al Annexstad Al Annexstad Minnesota State University, Mankato

Cathy Annexstad Cathy Annexstad Minnesota State University, Mankato

Francis White Lance Francis White Lance Winona State University

2010-2011

None

2009-2010

Knowlton Richard L. Knowlton Riverland Community College

Gordon Viere Gordon Viere St. Cloud State University

Shigeko Sasamori Shigeko Sasamori Winona State University

2008-2009

Mary Jo Copeland Mary Jo Copeland St. Cloud State University

Terrence Pladson Terrence R. Pladson St. Cloud State University

Joyce Black Joyce (Graupmann) Black Winona State University

Mo Mohammad Gauher "Mo" Mohammad Riverland Community College

2007-2008

Kunin Myron "Mike" Kunin St. Cloud State University

Pearson Bruce T. Pearson St. Cloud State University

2006-2007

Waldhoff Steve Waldhoff Riverland Community College

Hagen Russell B. Hagen St. Cloud State University

Oertelt Henry Oertelt St. Cloud State University

2005-2006

None

2004-2005

Kritzer Jeffrey Kritzer Riverland Community College

2003-2004

None

2002-2003

Egerstrom Lee Egerstrom St. Cloud State University

Wendorff Jim Wendorff Riverland Community College

2001-2002

Larson Allen Larson Riverland Community College

2000-2001

Riverland Elliot Dubinsky Riverland Community College

1999-2000

Boughton Roger Boughton Riverland Community College

Dorman Dan Dorman Riverland Community College

1998-1999

VanderWaerdt Nancy VanderWaerdt Riverland Community College

1997-1998

McManimon Timothy McManimon Riverland Community College