MU to honor Pat Jones, 'mother' of the Katy Trail, at commencement | Columbia Tribune

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Between Friday and Sunday, 5,484 students will earn degrees from the University of Missouri, the school said in a news release. Each MU school and college holds its own separate ceremony.

The university also will honor conservationist and “mother” of the Katy Trail, Pat Jones, with an honorary degree. Jones, an MU alumna, will speak during honor’s convocation at 8:30 a.m. Saturday in the Mizzou Arena.

MoBikeFed comment: Pat has also been an extremely generous benefactor of the Missouri Bicycle & Pedestrian Federation and other bicycle, pedestrian, and trails initiatives across Missouri over the years.