Bill Russell Honorary Degree Presented To Him By University of Massachusetts at 2002 Commencement


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NBA Hall of Fame legend.

Impressive honorary degree awarded to Bill Russell by the University of Massachusetts at their commencement ceremonies on June 1, 2002.  The degree conferred upon Russell reads:

The Board of Trustees of the

University of Massachusetts

To all to whom these presents shall come, greeting:

Be it known that we hereby confer upon

William Felton Russell

In recognition of distinguished attainments

the Honorary Degree of

Doctor of Laws

With all the rights, privileges, and dignities thereunto appertaining

Presented simply framed.

Also included is a small photo album with approximately a dozen images of Russell from this special day.  The front cover of the album is engraved:  “University of Massachusetts / Boston / Commencement / June 1, 2002”.

The document and additional material all originate directly from the collection of Bill Russell.