Story last updated at 5/9/2012 - 1:16 pm
The University of Alaska Anchorage will award SHI President Rosita Worl with an honorary doctor of sciences degree.
The award was made May 6, at the university's 2012 commencement ceremony at the George Sullivan Arena in Anchorage. Worl was one of four people, including former Gov. Tony Knowles, who received honorary degrees at the event.
"I am honored to receive this award from an Alaska institution I hold in such high esteem," said Worl, who served as an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Alaska Southeast for many years.
Worl is an Eagle from the Shangukeidí Clan and the House Lowered from the Sun in Klukwan. She is the grandchild of the Lukaax.ádi. She holds a doctoral degree in anthropology from Harvard University and received the 2008 Solon T. Kimball Award from the American Anthropological Association for her pioneering work in Applied Anthropology.