Honorary Degree Awarded
Friday, November 19, 2010
Gordon Viere ’75, Medina, was awarded the honorary degree of doctor of business administration for outstanding achievements in his professional and personal life at St. Cloud State’s spring commencement ceremonies. “As CEO of LarsonAllen, one of the nation’s 20 largest accounting and consulting firms, Viere is at the top of his field,” President Earl H. Potter III said as he introduced the honoree. “As a man who has demonstrated compassion and service to others in extraordinary ways, Gordy is a role model of the highest order.” He is the incoming chair for the Executive Board of Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest and served on the SCSU Foundation Board of Trustees. St. Cloud State also honored Viere in 1997 with the University’s Distinguished Alumni Award. Currently LarsonAllen has 64 St. Cloud State alumni employed in St. Cloud, Brainerd, Minneapolis, Austin, Eau Claire, Philadelphia, St. Louis and Washington D.C. offices.