On January 13, 2011, Dr. Rick Hodes was presented with an honorary degree from Regis University. At the Dinner of Unconditional Love, the president of Regis University, Father Michael Sheeran, S.J., presented the Doctor of Humanitarian Medicine, Honoris Causa to Dr. Hodes for leading a life of distinguished service and professional achievement, which includes his work in Ethiopia for the past 28 years.
The award is quite an honor. Previous winners have been:
- Lech Walesa
- Elie Wiesel
- Oscar Arias Sanchez
- Archbishop Desmond Tutu,
- His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet
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