The University of Arkansas will give Alice Walton an honorary Doctor of Arts and Humane Letters during spring commencement, the school announced today.
Said Chancellor G. David Gearhart in statement:
“There are very few individuals who have the ability to make truly transformational changes in people’s lives or in the way institutions operate; far fewer individuals act on that ability. Alice Walton is a very special individual. We want to honor what she has done already for Northwest Arkansas, the state of Arkansas, and of course, this university.”
Walton received her bachelors degree from Trinity University in San Antonio.