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Judith Ortiz Cofer, honorary doctorate

Judith Ortiz Cofer, Regents and Franklin Professor of English and creative writing, was awarded an honorary doctorate by Lehman College in New York.

Cofer received the award during commencement ceremonies at the college on May 31. She was awarded the degree in recognition of her “distinguished record of personal and professional accomplishments and service to society.”

She is the author of 10 books, and her critically acclaimed work has been widely anthologized.