Five people received honorary degrees at Commencement for contributions in higher education, academia, and social activism:
Six-time NBA champion, actor, activist, and best-selling author KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR.
JULIET VILLARREAL GARCIA, the first Mexican American female president of a U.S. university and current senior adviser to the chancellor of the University of Texas system.
PAMELA MATSON, dean of Stanford’s School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences and professor of environmental sciences.
Former Princeton provost and professor emeritus of astrophysical sciences JEREMIAH P. OSTRIKER.
Social activist and educator BUNKER ROY, who founded India’s Barefoot College, which helps poor villagers develop professional skills.