F. Marian Bishop, professor and director of graduate programs in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine, will receive an honorary doctor of public health degree from Park College, Parkville, Mo., this spring.

The college will honor Bishop during its May 16 commencement for her lifetime achievement. Bishop, who was a trustee for the college from 1988 to 1993, will deliver the commencement address.The college is one of two higher education institutions in the United States offering programs for the U.S. military services, including Hill Air Force Base.

Bishop holds a bachelor's degree from Drury College, master's degrees from the University of Kansas and Syracuse University, a doctorate in sociology-anthropology from Washington University and a master's degree in public health from the University of Missouri.

She was the first female department chairwoman at the U. medical school and led the family and preventive medicine department for a decade. As director of graduate programs in public health, she oversees students working toward a master's in public health and a master's in biostatistics.