Honorary degree recipients with President Chace (back row, left) and Board of Trustees Chair Bradley Currey Jr. (back row, right): Henry Louis Gates Jr. (back row, center); (center row, from left) Paul Erdos, Maxcy Reddick Hall, W. Maxwell Cowan; (front row, from left) Grace Crum Rollins, Henry Louis Aaron, Alex Gross.

Photo by Ann Borden