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Published: 2013/04/23

Warren Haynes to Receive Honorary Degree from UNC Asheville

Warren Haynes will receive an honorary degree from the University of North Carolina Asheville on May 11. He will be honored at the UNCA commencement ceremony, which will take place at 9am on the University Quadrangle. Haynes is native of Asheville, and the guitarist has held his annual Christmas Jam in the city for a number of years. Those events have also raised more than $1 million for the Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity. Poet Nikki Giovanni will deliver the ceremony’s commencement address.


There are 5 comments associated with this post

Dan April 23, 2013, 12:13:22

I think they should just name the cafeteria after him :) only bustin ya, Warren. Congrats.

Clive Bigsby April 23, 2013, 13:41:39

Wow, just wow. This man deserves this and THEN some. He already has the key to the city, now name a town after him!!

dk70 April 23, 2013, 14:28:04

In a related story – University officials confirmed the “Warren Haynes Aromatherapy Clinic” will open on campus for the Fall 2013 Semester.

Clive Bigsby April 23, 2013, 16:11:04

dk70, Are you for real?? If so that is awesome!

Ron April 25, 2013, 12:42:00

@Dan Your comment was funny :) This is great btw. Warren you deserve it.
Anyone can earn a degree but very few people get an honorary one.

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