BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - CSU Bakersfield will recognize Merle Haggard and Buck Owens during the School of Arts and Humanities Commencement Friday morning from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the CSUB Amphitheatre.
Haggard will receive the tenth honorary doctorate awarded by CSUB, and the first Doctor of Fine Arts in History. Owens joins an elite list of honorees to receive the venerated President’s Medal. He is the first to be so awarded posthumously, and his son, “Buddy” Alan Owens will accept the medal on his behalf.
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