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Meet our Honorary Degree Recipients

Every May, Meadville Lombard has the distinct honor of graduating the religious leaders of the future – our students. Along with bestowing degrees to our student body, we are privileged to award three honorary degrees. These candidates are outstanding and inspiring individuals who embody the innovation and values we hope to have instilled in our new graduates. Our 2013 Honorary Degree recipients are:

Doctor of Humane Letters

Doctor Riffat Hassan

B.A., University of Durham, England

Ph.D., University of Durham, England


Doctor of Humane Letters

Lawrence Ladd 

B.A., University of Massachusetts, Amherst

M.A. University of Massachusetts, Amherst


Doctor of Divinity

The Reverend Doctor Arvid Straube

B.A., Ball State University

M.A., University of Chicago

D.Min., Meadville Lombard Theological School