Honored

imageSeated, from left: Thomas M. Davis III '71, Elon Musk, Peter Brown, Margaret Bangser '81, Leon Fleisher, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Frank Stella. Top row, from left: Andrew R. Marks '76, President Anthony W. Marx, Faculty Marshall Rowland Abiodun, Frank E. Stevenson II '77 and Honorary Marshal Douglas C. Neff '70.The following distinguished guests were honored during Commencement Weekend 2009.

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Frank Stella

Frank Stella
Doctor of Humane Letters

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Elon Musk

Elon Musk
Doctor of Humane Letters

Andrew R. Marks ’76

Andrew R. Marks 76
Doctor of Science

In studying the chemical mechanisms that control muscle contraction, Dr. Andrew R.

Leon Fleisher

Leon Fleisher
Doctor of Music

Among the most accomplished pianists and influential educators of his generation, Leon Fleisher has devoted his life to music.

Thomas M. Davis III ’71

Thomas M. Davis III 71
Doctor of Laws

His grandfather’s role in the Eisenhower administration inspired Tom Davis to set his sights on a career in public service.

Peter Brown

Peter Brown
Doctor of Humane Letters

Peter Robert Lamont Brown, currently the Philip and Beulah Rollins Professor of History at Princeton University, is considered the world’s foremost historian of the period known as Late Antiquity (

Margaret Bangser ’81

Margaret Bangser 81
Doctor of Humane Letters

As founder and former director of the nonprofit organization Women’s Dignity, Margaret Bangser ’81 takes on the deeply intertwined issues of health care, gender inequity and pover

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