Jerry White

Jerry White, who received an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws, launched the Landmine Survivors Network − later Survivor Corps − with co-founder Ken Rutherford. Working closely with the late Princess Diana, and then King Hussein and Queen Noor of Jordan to address the humanitarian crisis caused by tens of millions of mines buried in more than 80 countries, he shared in the 1997 Nobel Prize for Peace awarded to the International Campaign to Ban Landmines. He told students that "life is a minefield" before sharing his five-step recipe for survival, advising students to face facts, choose life, reach out, get moving, and give back.