Honorary Degree Recipient
Doctor of Laws
College of Liberal Arts, May 14, 2000
Carl T. Rowan earned a master's degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota in 1948. He is considered one of the most honored Americans in the fields of journalism, civic leadership and public service. He has been an outstanding journalist, writer and commentator for more than 40 years and has received numerous professional awards including five Emmys; the Peabody Award; the E.I. Dupont-Columbia University Silver Baton; the TBS Trumpet Award; and the National Press Club's Fourth Estate Award. Mr. Rowan is described as a trailblazer. He established one of the country's leading scholarship programs, Project Excellence, to help encourage and support young African Americans in pursuing a college education. He has also served as a naval officer, ambassador to Finland, and director of the U.S. Information Agency.
Biographies are as-of time of award presentation.