Office of Ceremonies
September 21, 2008
William H. Gates III, Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters
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.