Honorary Doctorate from Merlin’s Alma Mater

Merlin D. Tuttle, Andrews University
Merlin D. Tuttle at time of graduation from Andrews University 1964

Back in 1964 Merlin graduated from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.

During its 2015 summer commencement ceremonies on August 2, Andrews University will recognize Merlin’s special achievements with an Honorary Doctor of Science degree. That evening at 7 pm EST Merlin will provide a live-streamed lecture, Discovering Bats, an introduction to the world of bats with highlights from his experiences in conserving such traditionally unpopular animals.

Merlin obtained his PhD with Honors at the University of Kansas in 1974 and is deeply appreciative of this further recognition from his alma mater.

Lecture-Poster

 

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