Whedon ’87, Carter ’88, Dresser ’63 receive honorary degrees

[Carter '88, Dresser '63, Whedon '87]By A.N. Kini '13

During Wesleyan’s Commencement Ceremony on May 26, President Michael S. Roth '78 awarded Joss Whedon ’87, Majora Carter ’88 and Jim Dresser ’63 with honorary degrees.

Joss Whedon '87 is an award-winning writer, director and producer and delivered the commencement address on May 26. He is the force behind such popular television shows as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, and the 2012 superhero blockbuster film, The Avengers.

Majora Carter '88 is an urban revitalization strategist who works to make communities more livable, healthy and green through infrastructure projects, policies, and job-training and placement systems. She is a MacArthur “genius” Fellow and has received numerous other accolades.

Jim Dresser's '63 commitment to the school is unparalleled. Dresser headed the annual fund, led the alumni association, and served on the Board of Trustees for 15 years, including a four-year term as chair of the Board. He also stepped in temporarily to fill critical positions at Wesleyan.

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