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KP Singh honored with Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters by Butler University

December 17, 2017 10:14 AM

INDIANAPOLIS: Butler University today conferred Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causato a native of India and prominent and popular Indianapolis community leader  Kanwal Prakash Singh and Civic Leader Kathleen D Postlethwait MS '74 at Winter Commencement  at Clowes Memorial Hall here on Saturday. President (Retired) of Neuroscience Product Group Eli Lilly and Company Robert N Postlethwait  was conferred Doctor of Science, honoris causa.
During the well-planned an impressive graduation ceremony, degrees were also conferred on Dr Jay R Howard (Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences), Dr Ena Shelley (Dean of the College of Education), Dr Stephen Standifird (Dean of the Lacy School of Business), Dr Robert Soltis '87 (Dean of the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences), Dr Lisa Brooks (Dean of the Jordan College of the Arts) and Dr J ay R Howard (Acting Dean of the College of Communication.
Degress in Master of Fine Arts, Associate in Arts, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Doctor of Pharmacy, Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences and Master of Music.
Butler University President James M Danko congratulated each one of "our accompalished graduates. "I commend you for the hard work, dedicatioin and perseverance that have brought you here today. We are proud of you, we are greatful to have had you as members of our campus community. All of you --through your unique talents and strength -- have made Buutler a better placce.... As new alumni, you personify the Butler spirit of achievement, and it speaks volumes about the oustanding people you are and great things you will do."
Indian born KP Singh (for his wife Janice, KP stand for Kind Person) was the Keynote Speaker.. Speaking on the occasion Mr Singh, a renowned artist, said “My last 52 years in the United States and 50 years in Indiana have been an unforgettable blessing.”  
“Culture reflects our innermost essence and sacred identity. It is important to know about people’s ethnic origins, family legacy, and national heritage. According to DNA, we are connected with cultures in faraway lands; and as neighbors, friends, and fellow citizens in profound and significant ways. We welcome and celebrate the cultures represented at this Graduation Ceremony.”
“Butler University President James Danko and the Board of Trustees have conferred an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree on me at this occasion. I pray to be worthy of this high honor. I appreciate being invited to be the Keynote Speaker on this important day in your lives - for you and your families.” 
At Butler, you received world-class education. The beautiful urban campus environment at Butler provided you close encounters with brilliant educators, successful mentors, friends from across the United States and other countries.”   
One of the special places to work in Indiana will always be Butler University. Butler gave you the academic foundation and all-important challenge to excel and be the best. Renew your acquaintance with your Alma Mater and return often. Congratulations, God Speed, and Butler!!!

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