Margaret Beale Spencer to be conferred with an honorary degree by Northwestern University

Margaret Beale Spencer will be awarded with an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters by Northwestern University on June 19th, 2015. Honorary degrees are awarded to a small number of persons who are judged to have made exceptional contributions to fields valued by the university.

Professor Spencer, who is the Marshall Field IV Professor of Urban Education, says she feels "truly honored" by the degree. "Because of my high regard and respect for Northwestern University, I responded to the notification from [Northwestern University] President Shapiro with sincere appreciation and pride".