Leaders, Scholars to Be Recognized

The George Eastman Medal will be presented to Steven Chu '70 and  Harold and Joan Feinbloom.The George Eastman Medal will be presented to Steven Chu '70 and Harold and Joan Feinbloom.

The University’s 163rd commencement ceremonies recognize the outstanding contributions of 13 distinguished leaders and scholars who will receive honorary degrees, medals, and awards for scholarship and teaching.

Arts, Sciences & Engineering Ceremony

The Rev. Dr. James Alexander Forbes Jr., the Harry Emerson Fosdick Distinguished Professor of Homiletics at Union Theological Seminary, doctor of divinity;

Susan Hockfield ’73, president emerita of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, doctor of science;

Jie Zhang, president of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, doctor of science;

Steven Chu ’70, former U. S. secretary of energy, the Eastman Medal;

Harold and Joan Feinbloom, the Eastman Medal;

Norman Leenhouts, University trustee and cofounder of Broadstone Real Estate, the Hutchison Medal;

Miguel Alonso, associate professor of optics, the Edward Peck Curtis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching;

Daphon Ho, assistant professor of history, the G. Graydon Curtis and Jane W. Curtis Award for Nontenured Faculty Teaching.


Doctoral Degree Ceremony

Richard Aslin, the William R. Kenan Professor of Brain & Cognitive Sciences and director of the Rochester Center for Brain Imaging, Lifetime Achievement Award in Graduate Education

John Aldrich ’75 (PhD), Pfizer-Pratt University Professor at Duke University, Rochester Distinguished Scholar Award

Govind Agrawal, Institute of Optics, the William H. Riker University Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching


School of Medicine and Dentistry Ceremony

Edward Miller ’68M (MD), dean and CEO emeritus of Johns Hopkins Medicine, Hutchison Medal


Simon School of Business

Lawrence Kudlow ’69, Hutchison Medal

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