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May 13, 2010

Denise Juneau receives honorary doctorate degree from Carroll College

HELENA On May 8, Carroll College conferred an honorary doctorate degree on Montana's State Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau. On Saturday, 265 graduates received their degrees during Carroll College's commencement ceremonies. The Honorary Degree: Doctor of Humane Letters.

"I am honored to receive this distinguished award and look forward to continuing to contribute to the advancement of academic excellence in Montana," said Juneau.

Denise Juneau was elected in 2008 as the State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Ms. Juneau is the first American Indian to be elected to statewide executive office in Montana. Juneau also serves on the Executive Board of Directors for the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). She graduated from Browning High School, in Browning MT. She then earned her Bachelor's Degree in English from Montana State University; her Master's of Education Degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education; and her law degree from the University of Montana. Ms. Juneau was selected as the 2009 Educator of the Year by the National Indian Education Association.

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