The College of Arts and Sciences Spring Commencement took place Saturday, May 13 in the Thompson-Boling Arena. During the ceremony, Chancellor Beverly Davenport presented Harrison H. “Jack” Schmitt with an honorary Doctor of Science and Humane Letters degree.
Schmitt, a member of the last manned mission to the moon, shared lessons learned from his mission with graduates of the college. Read more.
Schmitt was one of three individuals who received an honorary degree at this year’s UT commencement ceremonies. Tennessee’s 48th governor, Phil Bredsen, received an honorary degree at the Graduate Hooding Ceremony. HGTV founder, Ken Lowe, received honorary degrees from the College of Communications and Information. Graduates also received inspiration and bits of advice from speakers at their ceremonies. Read More.