The First Honorary Doctorate

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HUMBOLDT COUNTY, Calif. (KIEM) The first person to receive an Honorary Doctorate from the new Cal Poly Humboldt has been announced. The university says local activist, Betty Chinn will receive an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters at this May’s Commencement Ceremony. Chinn has spent the past 40-years serving the homeless in Humboldt County. The Honorary Doctorate is the latest in a series of honors for Chinn. The Eureka resident received the Presidential Citizen’s Medal during the Obama Administration. She was also named a CNN hero in 2018.