White House Photographs
Dr. Hurst R. Anderson, President of American University (left, at microphones), reads a citation conferring upon President John F. Kennedy an honorary Doctor of Civil Law degree, during commencement exercises at American University. Standing on the platform, left to right: Dr. Anderson; Donald Derby, Dean of Administration; President Kennedy; Ralph C. John, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; and Senator John Sparkman of Alabama, American University Trustee (face obscured). Robert C. Stone, President of the University Student Association, stands in the background at far left. John M. Reeves Athletic Center, American University, Washington, D.C.