University names three honorary degree recipients

The University announced this week that it will award three people honorary degrees this year at University Commencement.

Sen. Cory Booker, GW’s commencement speaker, will receive an honorary doctorate of public service, according to the release.

Albert H. Small, the president of Southern Engineering Corporation, will also receive an honorary degree.Small, a long-time real estate developer and philanthropist, donated his collection of Washington D.C. historical artifacts to the University in 2011.

Joanna Shields, an alumna of the School of Business and the United Kingdom’s undersecretary of state and minister for internet safety and security. Shields founded WeProtect, a global initiative that fights against online child abuse and helped build tech companies, including Facebook and Google.

University President Steven Knapp will present the degrees at Commencement on May 15.

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