2015 Honorary Degree Recipients

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Rodgin Cohen*

West Virginia University presents Rodgin Cohen with a Presidential Honorary Doctor of Laws for attaining national and international preeminence and providing distinguished leadership in the field of financial and legal services, and for his significant philanthropic contributions to his community and the nation.
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Charles Ray McCoy

Charles Ray McCoy

West Virginia University presents Charlie McCoy with an Honorary Doctorate of Musical Letters for attaining national and international preeminence in the field of country music, specifically as a performer over a 48-year career.
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David B. Doman

Dr. David B. Doman

West Virginia University presents Doman with an Honorary Doctorate of Engineering for attaining national and international preeminence in the field of aerospace engineering and for providing distinguished leadership and service in his field and to his community.
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Katherine Goble Johnson

Katherine G. Johnson*

West Virginia University presents Katherine Johnson with a Presidential Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters for attaining for attaining national and international preeminence in the field of astrophysics and providing distinguished leadership and service in her field.
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Brad Smith

Brad Smith*

West Virginia University presents Brad Smith with a Presidential Honorary Doctor of Business Degree for attaining national and international preeminence in business and providing distinguished leadership and service in his field.
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* denotes Presidential Honorary Degree