President Merten Announces Special Honors to Be Awarded at 2004 Commencement

Posted: March 18, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Daniel Walsch

George Mason University will be awarding two Mason Medals at the 2004 commencement ceremony, set for May for 15, President Alan Merten announced at yesterday’s spring faculty convocation.

Former university president George W. Johnson, who served as George Mason’s chief executive from 1978 to 1996, and Edwin Meese, rector of the Board of Visitors (BOV) for the past six years, will be the recipients of this prestigious honor. Johnson was Merten’s immediate predecessor. Meese has served on the BOV since 1996 and is stepping down after eight years.

Merten also announced that two honorary degrees will be awarded at this year’s commencement to current members of the faculty: Roger Wilkins, Robinson Professor of History and American Culture; and Vernon Smith, 2002 recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize for Economic Sciences.

Additional information about the 2004 commencement is forthcoming.

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