Hills to receive honorary doctorate from University of Alaska Anchorage


March 20, 2014

EPP and ECE Distinguished Service Professor Alex Hills will receive an honorary Doctor of Letters degree from the University of Alaska Anchorage at its May 4 commencement ceremony. The honorary degree is being conferred in recognition of his "passion for empowering students and improving the lives of those in impoverished areas of the world." Hills is deeply involved in Carnegie Mellon's Technology Consulting in the Global Community program, a collaborative effort of the Heinz College and Dietrich College in which he volunteers to advise students working in developing nations and serves as senior adviser to program director Joseph Mertz.