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Sen. Ernest Gruening here is shown chatting with Dr. Abraham L. Sachar, Pres. of Brandeis Univ., on the occasion of the presentation of an honorary degree to Senator Gruening. Source: Rasmuson Library, UAF

Honorary Degrees

The recognition of selfless dedication to the betterment of mankind has been an overriding theme in the bestowing of honorary degrees by the University of Alaska Board of Regents. Chosen for their leadership roles in the governmental, humanitarian and scientific worlds, Alaskans and non-Alaskans have been selected for this distinguished honor over the years of the institution's existence.

At the graduation ceremony, honorary degree recipients receive a certificate and a hood.