Caption only: Receives honorary degree

President Thomas S. Monson receives an academic hood signifying that he is a recipient of a doctor of humane letters degree from Salt Lake Community College June 14. Placing the hood on President Monson are SLCC Pres. Frank W. Budd, center, and the vice chairman of the college's board of trustees, Randall A. Mackey, left. President Monson, who had a career in printing and publishing before he became a General Authority in 1963, helped establish the college's first printing program when the institution, founded in 1948, was known as Utah Technical College. At the 1996 commencement exercises, the college conferred honorary degrees upon four other prominent Utahns, one posthumously: Jack Alder, owner of Alder Construction Co.; U.S. Sen. Robert Bennett; Patricia L. Davis, managing director of SLCC's Grand Theatre, and her late husband, Clif A. Davis, a set designer and instructor for SLCC. Some 3,000 students received degrees at the commencement exercises.

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