Lillian Nail, '71N, '75N (MS), '85N (PhD) and Bruce Smith '73 (PhD) each received a Distinguished Scholar Medal.
Horn called this time "a time of incredible uncertainty and change." The man responsible for overseeing IBM's technology development and research warned that "technology is changing everything around us-some for the better, some with fearsome destructive power."
The approximately 7,000 people attending the Commencement ceremonies braved unseasonably cold temperatures and even a few flakes of snow.
More than 2,000 students received bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees during the University's ceremonies.
Grammy Award-winning jazz bassist Ron Carter '59E, who also received the Hutchison Medal, addressed Eastman School graduates.
John Rowe '70M (MD), chairman, president, and CEO of Aetna, gave the address to the M.D. graduates of the School of Medicine and Dentistry on May 26 and also received an honorary doctor of science degree.
B. Thomas Golisano, founder, chairman, president, and CEO of Paychex Inc., was the keynote speaker at the William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration's ceremonies on June 16.
The Simon School awarded Golisano its David T. Kearns Medal of Distinction, which recognizes "significant achievements in business, public service, and education." The award is named in honor of Kearns '52, former chairman of the Board of Trustees and former chairman and CEO of Xerox.
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