The Colgate Scene
July 2003

Honoris causa

Honored at Colgate's 182nd commencement with honorary degrees were (left to right, flanking President Rebecca Chopp) the Very Reverend Nathan D. Baxter, dean of the Washington National Cathedral and this year's baccalaureate speaker; Jane Forbes Clark, chair of the Clark Foundation, the New York State Historical Association and the National Baseball Hall of Fame; commencement speaker Anna Quindlen, novelist and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist; Gerald D. Fischbach '60, M.D., executive vice president and dean of health sciences at Columbia University; and Kwame A. Appiah, Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Philosophy and the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University. [Photo by Timothy D. Sofranko]

Honorary bachelor of arts degrees were awarded to Volker Tüttenberg (posthumously) and to Helmut F. Allmann Jr. A member of the Class of 2003, Tüttenberg died on campus in March 2001. Allmann was severely injured in an auto accident a few weeks before he was scheduled to graduate from Colgate in 1961.

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