Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter
Honorary Degree Recipients
Jimmy Carter, 39th president of the United States, and his wife, Rosalynn Carter received honorary degrees at fall 2012 convocation.
The Carters are the co-founders of The Carter Center, a not-for-profit, non-government organization dedicated to championing human rights and alleviating human suffering. The organization has led the fight against Guinea worm disease, reducing the number of cases worldwide from 3.5 million in 1986 to 521 as of October 2012. They have won countless international awards and commendations including, for President Carter, the Nobel Prize for Peace in 2002.