The Colgate Scene
July 2004

Honoris causa
Stephen Burke '80, president of Comcast Cable, delivered the commencement address
President Chopp's remarks to the Class of 2004
An excerpt of Anglican theologian, teacher, and author John Samuel Mbiti's baccalaureate sermon

Honored at Colgate's 183rd commencement with honorary degrees were (left to right) John McGahern, author and past visiting professor at Colgate, doctor of letters; commencement speaker Stephen Burke '80, president of Comcast Cable, doctor of laws; John Samuel Mbiti, theologian, author, teacher, and pastor, doctor of divinity; Catherine Bertini, under secretary general for management at the United Nations, doctor of humane letters; and Dr. Michael J. Wolk '60, cardiovascular specialist and clinical professor of medicine, doctor of science. [Photo by Timothy D. Sofranko]

Honorary bachelor of arts degrees were awarded posthumously to Katie Almeter '04, who died in an auto crash on Oak Drive in 2000; Donna Marie Carter '80, who died during her junior year; and Andrew C. Kilpatrick '05, who succumbed to cancer in April.

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