SAGE Publishing founder Sara Miller McCune receives honorary doctorate from Sussex University

SaraWe are delighted to share the news that Sara Miller McCune, SAGE Publishing’s founder and executive chairman, was awarded an honorary doctorate from Sussex University on the 19th of July.

Since SAGE’s founding in 1965, Sara’s entrepreneurial spirit and resolute dedication to supporting education has been at the very core of our publishing mission. Her guiding spirit is as true today as it was in 1965, and accolades such as this honorary doctorate are a great recognition not only of her esteemed work and contribution to academia, but also her personal philanthropic endeavours.

Back in one of her “favourite English cities,” Sara spoke about SAGE’s “proud connection to Sara 2the university” where we sponsor the Sussex Research Hive to support the Library’s innovative work in engaging with the research community.

The remarks from the Pro Vice Chancellor, Professor Stephen Shute, outlined Sara’s achievements and, under her guidance, SAGE’s contribution to the academic research landscape, specifically in the development of new fields and new research methods. Both the citation and acceptance speech can be viewed below: [please note Sara is introduced at 1:22:30]

The honorary doctorate presented to Sara last month is one of many recognitions that she has received from higher education institutions for her important work. A full list of these honours can be found below:

Congratulations to all the other graduates at the ceremony!

Find out more about the honour from Sussex University here.

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