Item 1408 - Honorary doctorate of Humane Letters from the Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

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ZA COM MR-T-5-3-1408

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Honorary doctorate of Humane Letters from the Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

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  • 21 January 2000 (Creation)

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certificate, citation and resolution

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Verified by: Lucia Raadschelders ; Date verified: 21/12/11

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Award specifying a resolution to present Mr Mandela with the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa from Louisiana State University and the Agricultural and Mechanical College in Baton Rouge, USA

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White certificate with purple and gold matting in large ornate gold frame. Taken out of frame for preservation. Certificate includes gold seal of Louisiana State University at the bottom.
Certificate text is in black and reads as follows:
Resolution
(5 paragraphs detailing Mr Mandela's many accomplishments)
Whereas the University Committee on the awarding of Honorary degrees at Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College recommends that Nelson Mandela be awarded an honorary degree; and
Whereas, the Louisiana State University System Committee on the Awarding Honorary Degrees, the vice president for academic affairs, and the president of the Louisiana State University System have reviewed and approved this recommendation;
Now, therefore, be it resolved that the Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College does hereby award the degree of Doctor of Humane letters, honoris causa, to the Honorable Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, the degree to be presented by Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College.
By signature below, I do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and exact copy of a resolution adopted by the Louisiana State University Board of Supervisors at its meeting on January 21, 2000, at which meeting more than a quorum was present and voted.
Signed by: Charles S Weems III (Chairman, LSU Board of Supervisors), William L Jenkins (President, LSU System), Mark A Emmert (Chancellor, Louisiana State University) and Mark A Emmert (Chancellor, Louisiana State University and A&M College)

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Nelson Mandela Awards Database ID: A0210

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