Heal the City founder to be honored
Dr. Alan Keister, founder of Heal the City, will be presented with an honorary Ph.D. in health sciences from WT’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences.
Keister will be honored at the 2 p.m. commencement ceremony in the First United Bank Center, located at the intersection of Russell Long Boulevard and Fourth Avenue on the east end of WT’s Canyon campus.
Honorary degrees offer the University opportunity to recognize excellence in the fields of public affairs, the sciences, humanities and the arts, scholarship and education, business and philanthropy and social services with significant and lasting contributions to community.
An Amarillo native and Amarillo High School (Sandie Hall of Fame) graduate, Keister said he is “speechless and just humbled, really” by the honor.
“WT has such a history as an institute of higher learning and of blessing the Texas Panhandle,” Keister said. “To be honored by an institution like that and to be recognized for work that really has been a labor of love is incredibly humbling.”
In addition to the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, the 2 p.m. May 13 commencement ceremonies will include students from the Sybil B. Harrington College of Fine Arts and Humanities. The 10 a.m. ceremony will honor students from the Paul Engler College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences and the Terry B. Rogers College of Education and Social Sciences. The 6 p.m. ceremony will honor students from the Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business and the College of Engineering.
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