UC Davis: Tears, Pride As Honorary Degrees Conferred

The following is from the UC Davis News Service. It is reprinted here with permission. Original story: Tears, Pride as Honorary Degrees Conferred.

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Proud family members wore a photo of the late Henry Satoru Marubashi to the ceremony where an honorary degree was conferred on him.
Photo: Julia Ann Easley/UC Davis

DAVIS, CA — “Talk about Kleenex. My daddy getting his degree, it just makes you want to cry.”

Christine Pooley swelled with emotion after a University of California honorary degree was conferred on her late father, who had been forced from his studies at what is now UC Davis during World War II.

“This is like closure,” she said.

Pooley’s father, Henry Satoru Marubashi, was one of 47 former Japanese American students honored amid the pomp and circumstance of a graduation ceremony at UC Davis on December 12, 2009. Read more of this post