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Office of Ceremonies

September 21, 2008

William H. Gates III, Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters

William H. Gates III receiving his honorary degree

William H. Gates III, founder and chairman of Microsoft Corporation and co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, speaking at the 2008 Freshman Convocation.

At the 25th Freshman Convocation, on September 21, 2008, the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters was conferred on William H. Gates III, the founder and chairman of Microsoft Corporation and a co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Mr. Gates was presented with a framed honorary degree and framed citation for the honorary degree.