TROY Chancellor honored by Costa Rican university

Posted: Wednesday, 30 November 2011

TROY—Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor of Troy University, has been named an honorary professor by a partner university in Central America.

Dr. Hawkins received the Honorary Professor designation from the University of Iberoamérica (UNIBE) in San Jose, Costa Rica, at the university's fall commencement ceremony on Nov. 24. Dr. Israel Hernandez, Chancellor of UNIBE, presented Dr. Hawkins with a badge of honor and an honorary diploma to commemorate the award.

In accepting the award, Chancellor Hawkins noted that TROY has entered into a partnership with UNIBE to provide programs that will create greater understanding between the two regions.

"I appreciate this honor, but I appreciate even more the fact that our two universities signed a partnership agreement in August," Dr. Hawkins said at the ceremony. "Costa Rica is a gem in the crown of Central America and we at Troy University look forward to working with you through faculty and student exchanges in our colleges of education and health and human services. I accept this honor on behalf of a great university of 30,000 students and 140,000 alumni."

UNIBE is a university specializing in medical sciences. It has four colleges/schools: Medicine (which also offers a graduate degree in healthcare management); nursing (including critical care/trauma nursing); psychology (including graduate programs in education psychology, clinical psychology, forensic psychology, clinical neuropsychology), and pharmacy.

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Dr. Israel Hernandez, Chancellor of the University of Iberoamérica (UNIBE) in San Jose, Costa Rica, left, presents an Honorary Professorship to Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor of Troy University