Gibbons Acknowledged with Honorary Degree

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Marilyn Gibbons (middle) accepts her honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from President Troy Paino and Karen Haber of the University Board of Governors during commencement ceremonies Dec. 14. Gibbons is only the fifth person in the University’s history to be awarded an honorary degree and is believed to be the first individual to have devoted 50 years of service to the University. She started working in the Registrar’s Office in 1963 and officially retired Dec. 31, 2013. During her years of service, she worked under 10 of the University’s 16 presidents.