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Watson Board Member Receives Honorary Degree

May 21, 2015

"He has made enduring contributions to Watson and to Brown, offering steady leadership and wise counsel for more than two decades. Without question, he has been instrumental in the Institute's foundation, progress and growth."

Rick Locke, Watson Institute Director

Congratulations to long serving Watson Board of Overseer and current Vice-chair David E. McKinney P'80, P'82, P'89, GP'17, GP'18, who received an Honorary Degree from Brown at the 2015 Commencement ceremony.

"The University has made an inspired choice in selecting Dave McKinney for this well-deserved honor," said Watson Institute Director Rick Locke, who will serve as McKinney's faculty escort during Commencement. "He has made enduring contributions to Watson and to Brown, offering steady leadership and wise counsel for more than two decades. Without question, he has been instrumental in the Institute's foundation, progress and growth."

The University's news release provides additional information about this year's Honorary Degree recipients.

"Brown awards six honorary doctorates" -News from Brown

queen noor

David McKinney and Queen Noor, May 30, 1999.