Knox College to Award Honorary Degrees at Commencement

From WGIL radio:

Knox College will award honorary degrees to the chairman and CEO of Caterpillar, a poet, and a member of the White House staff during its Commencement exercises June 5.

Caterpillar chief Jim Owens, poet Kwame Dawes, and White House director Tina Tchen will be awarded honorary doctorates for their contributions to their professions. Tina Tchen will deliver the Commencement Address to the graduates.

“These individuals have distinguished themselves in their personal and professional lives. Each of them can be a role model for Knox graduates,” said Knox President Roger L. Taylor. “I am looking forward to calling them honorary alumni of Knox College.”

Knox will award Owens and Tchen the honorary degree Doctor of Laws. Knox will award Dawes the degree honorary Doctor of Humane Letters.