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May 2, 2002
Millard Fuller

Millard Fuller, founder of Habitat for Humanity International, which has fulfilled the dream of owning a home for more than half a million people around the world, will receive the honorary degree doctor of humane letters from SFSU at commencement, Saturday, May 25, in Cox Stadium.

Fuller, a law school graduate who became a millionaire at a young age after opening a mail-order business, started Habitat for Humanity in 1976. The charity uses volunteer labor and donations of materials and money to build homes for families in need. It has helped more than 500,000 people in about 2,000 communities worldwide. In the Bay Area alone, Habitat for Humanity has built more than 200 homes.

Each campus in the CSU system nominates honorary degree recipients. The degrees recognize those individuals with meritorious and outstanding service to the CSU, the campuses, the state of California, the United States or to humanity at large and serve as examples for CSU's diverse student body. The degrees are bestowed by the CSU and the individual campus during Commencement each spring.

For more on Fuller and the honorary degree, see the press release.

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