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Former President Nathan conferred honorary doctorate at SMU

SMU confers honorary doctorates to former President S R Nathan and Professor Katherine Schipper, describing them as "extraordinaire personalities".

SINGAPORE: The Singapore Management University (SMU) conferred honorary doctorates to two individuals on Tuesday (July 15), describing them as "extraordinary personalities".

Former President S R Nathan was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letters degree in recognition of his outstanding contribution and support to the university, as well as for his lifetime of exemplary service as one of Singapore's most distinguished public servants.

However, Mr Nathan was down with the flu and was unable to attend the ceremony.

Professor Katherine Schipper also received an honorary degree for Accountancy from Social and Family Development Minister Chan Chun Sing. The award was in recognition of her academic papers in the areas of accounting thought and practice.

For the first time, all 2,149 graduates from SMU celebrated their commencement in a single ceremony. It is the university's largest batch of graduates since it opened in 2000. 

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