2009 Fall Commencement Honorary Degrees 12-12-2009

Honorary degrees were awarded to 47 Japanese American men and women forced to leave their studies at the University as a result of the internment of people of Japanese ancestry during World War II. The honorary degree was conferred on all of the 47 UC Davis students, living and dead and regardless of whether they earned degree elsewhere after their release from the detention camps. The ceremony also acknowledged former students who were interned but returned to UC to finish their degrees.