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Faculty, administrator receives honorary degree
November 22, 2007

PULLMAN — Johnnetta Cole, an educator and humanitarian, will receive an honorary doctoral degree in humanities and deliver an address during Washington State University’s 2007 Fall Commencement.  A former WSU faculty member and administrator, Cole is president emerita of Spelman College in Atlanta and Bennett College in North Carolina.


The event — the seventh fall commencement ceremony in the university’s history — will begin 10 a.m. Dec. 8 in WSU’s Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum. Presiding at his first commencement since becoming WSU’s 10th president in May of this year is … » More …

Honorary degree OK’d; projects approved
October 19, 2007

PULLMAN — Johnnetta Cole, whose academic career took her from Washington State University to the presidencies of Spelman College and Bennett College, will receive an honorary doctoral degree from WSU during winter commencement ceremonies.
The Board of Regents approved the honor at its regularly scheduled meeting Friday in Pullman.

“Having begun her academic career at Washington State University, she became an inspiring leader whose commitment to advancing social justice is extraordinary,” said WSU President Elson S. Floyd.

“Furthermore, Johnnetta Cole’s advocacy of civil and human rights and against discrimination of all kinds is second to none.”
Cole was a member of the … » More …