May 20, 2010 9:55 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5
Author Greg Mortenson will receive an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs at its commencement ceremony Friday.
The Bozeman, Mont., humanitarian co-founded the Central Asia Institute, whose mission is establishing community-supported education, especially for girls, in remote Pakistan and Afghanistan. Mortenson also co-wrote the book "Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace One School at a Time."
The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs says a record 1,157 students are graduating this spring.