The University of Bridgeport conferred an Honorary Doctorate degree upon James R. S. Hatt, the former President and CEO of Metromedia International Telecommunications. The ceremony took place on Friday, November 3, at 5:00 PM in the Tower Room of the Arnold Bernhard Center. President Salonen presided over the ceremony which drew about 100 students and guests.
Mr. Hatt has played a key role in bringing vital telecommunications to the countries of the former Soviet Union. He has also helped the University of Bridgeport establish important contacts in those countries and his company utilizes UB interns.
Several United Nations’ Ambassadors attended the ceremony and the dinner afterward at Waldemere Hall, including those from the Republic of Georgia, the Republic of Hungary, the Czech Republic and the Kyrgyz Republic. The Consul General of the Russian Federation also attended.