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Honorary Degree

Fontbonne University celebrates its Catholic identity and heritage with pride and commitment. 

Faithful to its mission, the university seeks to educate women and men to think critically, decide ethically and serve responsibly.

In promoting this philosophy, Fontbonne recognizes individuals whose lives give evidence of embracing the mission, vision, values, commitment and Catholic identity of Fontbonne University.

As a compassionate pediatrician, an advocate for children around the world, and an internationally recognized educator and leader in the battle against malnutrition, Dr. Patricia Wolff serves the world, her community and her faith by creating a better place for all of God’s people.

Dr. Wolff began her medical practice in St. Louis but devoted herself to the health and well-being of all children. Her compassionate nature led her to Haiti, where she founded meds and food for kids, an organization that not only produces nourishing food, but helps create jobs, sustain families and fight endemic poverty.

She has accomplished this with wisdom, passion and grace.

In the message she brings to others, Dr. Wolff exemplifies the type of leadership to which Fontbonne graduates aspire.

In recognition of her achievements, the president and the board of trustees of Fontbonne University confer upon


Dr. Patricia Wolff

Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa

This Nineteenth Day of May

Two Thousand and Twelve