Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipients

Dr. Vinton Gray Cerf will serve as Commencement Speaker and will receive a Doctor of Humane Letters (litterarum humaniorum doctor, honoris causa). Dr. Cerf received his B.S. in math from Stanford University and his M.S. and Ph.D. in computer science from UCLA. Along with engineer Robert Kahn, Dr. Cerf is widely recognized as one of the "fathers of the Internet." In 2005, President George Bush presented Dr. Cerf with the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his part in creating the Internet. He currently serves as Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google, Inc. Dr. Cerf, who is hard of hearing, served on the Gallaudet Board of Trustees from 1997 to 2005 and currently serves on the Board of Associates.

Dr. Douglas Watson will also receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters (litterarum humaniorum doctor, honoris causa). Dr. Watson is a professor of Rehabilitation Education and Research Rehabilitation, Human Resources, and Communication Disorders at the University of Arkansas and has more than 46 years of work experience in rehabilitation for deaf and hard of hearing people. He specializes in rehabilitation program and policy issues, ADA advocacy issues, career preparation and placement, and clinical rehabilitation assessment services for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. 

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