Professor Scott Noegel was awarded with an Honorary Ph.D. in Letters (2016) from the University of Wisconsin-
Milwaukee for “significant contributions in the field of Ancient and Near Eastern Languages and
Cultures” and for his “extraordinary reputation as a highly distinguished scholar, a respected
artist, and community supporter.” This was the first honorary Ph.D. given by the University of Wisconsin-
Milwaukee to any of its alumni.
Professor Noegel was also honored by being offered to deliver the graduation commencement speech that year.
You can watch the award ceremony and commencement address at http://uwm.edu/streamingvideo/commencements/
To view Professor Noegel's portion of the ceremony go to the black ceremony at the top and skip ahead to 1:25:25