Noble Peace Prize winner Norman Borlaug received a special honor Friday at the Texas A&M graduation ceremony.
The teacher and researcher received an honorary doctorate for his years of service not only at A&M, but also abroad. Borlaug's work has been credited with saving many lives through the development of grains that can be grown in under-developed parts of the world.
Borlaug wasn't the only one recognized.
During the course of three ceremonies taking place Friday and Saturday, 3,500 Aggies will make the transition from student to A&M graduate.
Friday's afternoon graduates were treated to a speech by the current Mayor of Austin and Aggie class of 1984 graduate Will Wynn.