Shelburne’s Crea Lintilhac receives honorary degree

Crea Lintilhac of Shelburne is awarded her honorary degree by the University of Vermont’s President Tom Sullivan at its commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 18. Photo by Sally McCay

Crea Lintilhac of Shelburne is awarded her honorary degree by the University of Vermont’s President Tom Sullivan at its commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 18. Photo by Sally McCay

Shelburne resident Crea Lintilhac was one of seven outstanding individuals to receive honorary degrees at the University of Vermont’s commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 18.

A 1978 graduate of the University of Vermont (UVM), Lintilhac was awarded an honorary doctorate in humane letters in recognition of her contributions as a dedicated public servant, activist, and philanthropist known for her bold vision, integrity, and determination.

As director of the Lintilhac Foundation, she advocates for renewable energy, women’s health and education, clean water, and social justice. In addition, she serves in a range of leadership roles at UVM and across the state. At UVM, she is a dedicated member of the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resource’s Board of Advisors, has served as a long-time advisor to the Vermont Water Resources and Lake Studies Center, and was a member of the 2002 UVM National Steering Committee for the UVM Comprehensive Campaign that successfully concluded in 2007.

As a public servant, she sits on the boards of the Conservation Law Foundation, the Vermont Public Interest Research Group, and the Governor’s Council for Energy and the Environment. She has been awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science degree from Middlebury College in 1998, a Distinguished Service Award from the UVM Alumni Association in 2005, and a David Curtis Award from the Vermont Democratic Party in 2007.

Her husband, Philip Lintilhac, UVM Class of 1963, is research associate professor of plant biology at UVM.

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