Commencement Speakers & Honorary Degree Recipients 1990-1999

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No.DateCommencement SpeakerHonorary Degrees
184May 18, 1990D. Allan Bromley,
Asst. to the President of the United States
for Science and Technology
D. Allan Bromley; D.Sc.
Nancy D. Fitzroy ’49; D.Eng.
Jack S. Kilby; D.Eng.
Claiborne Pell; LL.D.
George W. Rickey; D.F.A.
185May 17, 1991Peter V. Ueberroth,
Investor and Entrepreneur
Myles N. Brand ’64; D.H.L.
Elias J. Corey; D.Sc.
Hanna H. Gray; LL.D.
Paul C. Lauterbur; D.Eng.
Peter V. Ueberroth; D.H.L.
186May 15, 1992Thomas L. Clancy, Jr., AuthorThomas L. Clancy, Jr.; D.H.L.
Gordon E. Moore; D.Eng.
Arno A. Penzias; D.Sc.
187May 14, 1993Robert Resnick, Professor PhysicsRalph A. Alpher; D.Sc.
Max E. Bleck ’50; D.Eng.
Arthur Eisenkraft; D.Sc.
Richard Selzer; D.A.
188May 20, 1994Dr. William Mow ’59,
Chairman & CEO,
Bugle Boy Industries
Jewel Plummer Cobb; D.Sc.
Mary L. Good; D.Sc.
David T. Kearns; D.H.L.
Guy W. Numan ’53; D.Eng.
Honors ConvocationNov. 4, 1994NoneArthur E. Williams, ’62; D.Eng.
189May 19, 1995G. David Low,
Astronaut, NASA
Evelyn Fox Keller; D.H.L.
G. David Low; D.Eng.
James W. Mitchell; D.Sc.
Arati Prabhakar; D.Eng.
190May 17, 1996Peter Eio,
President, Lego Systems, Inc.
Philip M. Condit; D.Eng.
Peter Eio; LL.D.
Gertrude B. Elion; D.Sc.
Dean Kamen; D.Eng.
Wynton Marsalis; D.F.A.
191May 16, 1997Michael E. Herman ’62, President,
Kansas City Royals
Michael E. Herman; D.H.L.
William J. LeMessurier; D.Eng.
Nam June Paik; D.F.A.
Paul A. Samuelson; D.Sc.
192May 15, 1998Michael E. Herman ’62, President,
Kansas City Royals
Michael E. Herman; D.H.L.
William J. LeMessurier; D.Eng.
Nam June Paik; D.F.A.
Paul A. Samuelson; D.Sc.
193May 14, 1999William S. Nye
Scientist/Inventor/Comedian/Author
Robert W. Galvin; D.Eng.
William S. Nye; D.Sc.