Morningside College will present two honorary degrees in addition to approximately 290 graduate and undergraduate degrees at its 116th spring commencement exercises on Saturday, May 10.
Douglas C. Livermore
Morningside College will present two honorary degrees in addition to approximately 290 graduate and undergraduate degrees at its 116th spring commencement exercises on Saturday, May 10, at 2 p.m. on the campus lawn in front of the Hickman-Johnson-Furrow Learning Center.
Morningside will award honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degrees to Douglas C. Livermore, retired professor of business administration and economics at Morningside College, and Martha Reid, professor of English at Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pa.
Livermore and Reid also will be the featured speakers at the commencement ceremony.
Baccalaureate service will be held Friday, May 9, at 5 p.m. in Grace United Methodist Church, 1735 Morningside Avenue. The Rev. Kathy Martin, Morningside’s chaplain and director of church relations, will deliver the baccalaureate sermon. Baccalaureate and commencement ceremonies are open to the public.
Livermore is receiving an honorary degree in recognition of his 32-year career as a professor at Morningside. Before retiring at the end of the 2011-12 academic year, Livermore also had served as chair of the business administration and economics department, president of the faculty senate and chair of the curriculum committee. He is a recipient of the Faculty Person of the Year Award (1984), Lucille and Charles Wert Faculty Excellence Award (2000) and the Sharon Walker Faculty Excellence Award (2003).
Reid is receiving an honorary degree in recognition of her work as editor of the 2004 and 2014 self-studies that Morningside prepared as part of its reaccreditation process with the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Reid also has worked at Moravian as assistant dean of the college, associate dean of the college, dean for academic affairs and vice president for academic affairs.