Dartmouth will recognize nine accomplished men and women with honorary degrees at the College’s 2017 Commencement on Sunday, June 11, on the Green.Award-winning journalist and CNN news anchor Jake Tapper ’91, one of the nine recipients, will deliver the main commencement address.
The other honorary degree recipients:
Shaikha Dana Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah, founder of the American University of Kuwait
Frances Arnold, professor of chemical engineering, biochemistry, and bioengineering
Abbey D’Agostino ’14, NCAA champion runner and Olympic athlete
Bob ’57 and Dottie King, philanthropists
Jim Sinegal, co-founder of Costco Wholesale Corp.
Anna Deavere Smith, actress, playwright, and teacher
Fordham von Reyn ’67, professor and director of DarDar International Programs.
President Phil Hanlon ’77 will deliver the valedictory address to graduates. Also speaking will be the student valedictory speaker from the undergraduate senior class, who will be announced the week of commencement after final grades are calculated.
Dartmouth typically awards about 1,000 bachelor’s degrees and 600 master’s and doctoral degrees in the arts and sciences and from the College’s three professional schools: the Geisel School of Medicine, Thayer School of Engineering, and the Tuck School of Business.