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UC to award 4 honorary degrees

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

Four people will receive honorary doctorates during spring commencement at the University of Cincinnati.

The Honorary Doctoral Degree is the highest award to be bestowed by the University of Cincinnati. The honor recognizes extraordinary distinction and serves to exemplify the highest purposes and ideals of the university in its recipients.

This year's recipients are:

  • Robert "Bob" Castellini, chairman of the Castellini Group of Companies and CEO and principal owner of the Cincinnati Reds, will be awarded an Honorary Doctor of Commercial Science during the 2 p.m. ceremony. 
  • Leon Fleisher, a legendary pianist and conductor, will be awarded an Honorary Doctor of Music during the 9 a.m. ceremony.
  • John Glenn, a space pioneer, distinguished war hero and retired U.S. Senator, will receive an Honorary Doctor of Engineering during the 9 a.m. ceremony.
  • Sandra Heimann, a Cincinnati business leader and philanthropist, is also Commencement speaker. Heimann will receive an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters during the 2 p.m. ceremony.

Commencement is scheduled for April 27 at Fifth Third Arena.

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