San Diego State
In 1960 the state legislature authorized the California
State Colleges to grant honorary doctoral degrees to individuals
who have made unusual contributions toward learning and
civilization. On June 6, 1963 San Diego State College
was the first of the California State Colleges to award
the doctorate when it conferred a doctor of laws degree
on John F. Kennedy, President of the United States.
Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with San Diego State University and Squibob Chapter, E Clampus Vitus, may 22, 1983.
"No country can
possibly move ahead, no free society can possibly be sustained,
unless it has an educated citizenry..." John Fitzgerald
Kennedy, June 6, 1963
Dedicated in memory of Tony Richard Aguirre by his brothers