Alfred, N.Y. – Corporate Fellow Dr. George Beall was recently honored with an honorary doctorate degree at Alfred University during its annual commencement ceremony on May 13. George was unanimously voted on by Alfred University’s Board of Trustees for this doctorate which honors his exemplary scientific achievement for the last 50 years.
“I was delighted to accept this honor,” George said. “It is very humbling to see myself in the impressive group of Alfred Honorary Degree recipients including Dr. S. Donald Stookey who received an honorary doctorate of science degree from Alfred in 1984.”
During his remarks, George joked that the honorary degree was his first in materials science – noting that when he came to Corning in 1962, he had a newly minted Ph.D. in geology and it was the help of mentor and friend Dr. Stookey throughout his career that aided in his success.