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Honorary Degree Recipients

Ruth Ellen Fitch

Ruth Ellen Fitch is the former President and Chief Executive Officer at The Dimock Center, a former partner at a top Boston law firm, an educator, and a champion for the underserved. Ms. Fitch blazed a path for future generations of young lawyers of color to follow, having been named Boston's first black female law firm partner while with Palmer & Dodge LLP.

Madeleine M. Joullié, Ph.D.

Madeleine M. Joullié, Ph.D. is an internationally recognized champion of women in the field of chemistry who holds the distinction of being one of the first female professors to earn tenure in chemistry at an Ivy League institution. Dr. Joullié attended Simmons College where she earned a Bachelor of Science in chemistry. She currently serves on the board of the Chemical Heritage Foundation.