Kim Simon to receive honorary degree

Thu, 09/01/2011 - 5:34pm

Kim Simon, Managing DirectorKim Simon, Managing Director of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute, will be awarded an Alumni Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from her alma mater, Colorado College, during the opening convocation ceremony on Monday, September 5, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Colorado College Alumni Honorary Degrees are conferred in recognition of distinguished accomplishment and as a way to exemplify for students the successful application of a liberal arts education from the college.

As Managing Director of the Institute, Simon is responsible for overseeing the Institute’s day-to-day work, including its educational programs, research, documentation activity, public outreach, and administration. For the last 15 years, Simon has been working in the field of Holocaust video documentation and education. Simon received her BA in history with honors from Colorado College.

Simon is one of three Colorado College alumni being honored this year with an Alumni Honorary Degree. Ryan Haygood will be awarded a Doctorate of Laws, and Susan Patrick, who holds a master’s degree from the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, will be awarded a Doctorate of Humane Letters.

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