- Associated Press - Monday, March 17, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The University of Utah plans to hand out honorary doctorates to a Kansas City Chiefs quarterback and three other people at its upcoming graduation ceremony.

Recipients of the school’s highest honor include Alex Smith, a University of Utah graduate, professional football player and philanthropist. He will also deliver the keynote address at the ceremony.

Other recipients include Lewena “Tye” Noorda, who’s married to the co-founder of the software company Novell. The couple’s foundation donated $30 million in 2012 to build the first dental school in Utah.

Real estate developer H. Roger Boyer and Utah education leader Richard Kendell will receive the other two doctorates.