2014 Honorary Degree Recipients

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Honorary Degree Recipients

We are pleased to announce the 2014 Honorary Degree recipients! This year’s Commencement speakers and honorary degree recipients at Pace University are driving forces in the arts, education, media, real estate, and U.S. federal bench!


Law School:

Robert A. Katzmann
Chief Judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit                                                                                           
Commencement Speaker                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
Honorary Doctor of Laws


New York Undergraduate:

Emily Kernan Rafferty
President of The Metropolitan Museum of Art                                                                                                                            
Commencement Speaker
Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters


Michael Dezer ’68
Founder and owner of Dezer Properties, Inc.
Honorary Doctor of Commercial Science


Graduate-Level Ceremony:

George Rupp
Former President and CEO, International Rescue Committee
Commencement Speaker
Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters


Westchester Undergraduate:

Lawrence Otis Graham, Esq.
Special Counsel, Cuddy & Feder LLP
Commencement Speaker
Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters