Arnold Beckman, Ph.D: Academic Affiliations

Throughout his outstanding career, Dr. Beckman constantly remained active in his educational and research pursuits. In 1953, he was the first alumnus named to Caltech's Board of Trustees and served as chairman from 1964 to 1974, at which time he was elected chairman emeritus. Caltech honored Dr. Beckman with its Distinguished Alumni Award in 1984 and Millikan Award in 1985. Dr. Beckman was a member of the Board of Overseers of the University of California at Irvine, the President's Club of the University of Illinois and the Rockefeller University Council. He was a member of the advisory boards of California State University at Fullerton and Chapman College in Orange, Calif., and a regional trustee of Mills College in Oakland, Calif. Dr. Beckman held honorary LL.D. degrees from the University of California, Riverside; Loyola University, Los Angeles and Pepperdine University. He held honorary doctor of science degrees from the University of Illinois, Chapman College and Whittier College in California, Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y., Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Ill., and Rockefeller University, N.Y. He also held honorary doctor of humane letters degrees from the California State University of Fullerton, Calif., and the Illinois State University in Normal, Ill. "I've always enjoyed explaining things, whether it's called teaching or anything else," says Dr. Beckman. "It's a challenge to my skill in trying to convey what's on my mind."