Honorary Degree Recipients


Anthony S. Fauci, MD/uploadedImages/Fauci2.jpg

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Anthony S. Fauci, MD, became Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) in 1984, where he oversees an extensive research portfolio of basic and applied research to prevent, diagnose and treat infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections, influenza, tuberculosis, malaria and illness from potential agents of bioterrorism. Dr. Fauci serves as one of the key advisors to the White House and Department of Health and Human Services on global AIDS issues and on initiatives to bolster medical and public health preparedness against emerging infectious disease threats such as pandemic influenza.
     Dr. Fauci graduated from the College of the Holy Cross, received his MD from Cornell University Medical College, then completed an internship and residency at The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center before joining the NIH in 1968.


The Honorable Margaret H. Marshall, JD/uploadedImages/Fauci2.jpg
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The first woman to serve as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Margaret H. Marshall, JD, has displayed extraordinary leadership and public service throughout her career. Born and raised in South Africa, Chief Justice Marshall received her BA in 1966 from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. She came to the United States to pursue her master’s degree at Harvard University, completed her JD at Yale Law School in 1976 and received her United States citizenship in 1978.
     First appointed as an associate justice of the Supreme Judicial Court in 1996, Marshall was named chief justice nearly three years later by Governor A. Paul Cellucci, and she began her term on October 14, 1999, following her confirmation by the Governor's Council.

Leonard J. Morse, MD/uploadedImages/Morse.jpg

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Leonard J. Morse, MD, is a life-long resident of Central Massachusetts. He held a private practice in Worcester for forty years, then focused his attention on the needs of the inner city by serving as medical director of the Greater New Bedford Community Health Center. He served as president of both the Worcester District Medical Society and the Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS), as chair of the American Medical Association Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs and the MMS Committee on Ethics and Discipline, and authored more than 200 publications, editorials and essays.   
     Dr. Morse has served as chairman of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine and is currently Commissioner of Public Health for the City of Worcester. He has served as a professor of clinical medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School since 1995, an affiliate faculty member of the Graduate School of Nursing since 2006, and an honorary member of UMass Memorial Medical Center’s medical staff since 1997.