- Associated Press - Friday, February 19, 2016

HAYS, Kan. (AP) - Former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole is scheduled to speak at the May commencement ceremony at Fort Hays State University.

The Salina Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1Q42hVI ) Dole will also receive the college’s first honorary doctoral degree. The Kansas Board of Regents voted unanimously Wednesday to approve the honorary doctor of arts degree.

Dole, a former U.S. Senate majority leader and the 1996 GOP presidential nominee, spoke at Fort Hays a year ago for the dedication of a campus lobby in memory of his two sisters.

He also donated $100,000 to honor his sisters, Norma Jean Steele and Gloria Nelson.

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Information from: The Salina (Kan.) Journal, https://www.salina.com

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