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Honorary degree nominations sought

- September 24, 2007

The University’s Board of Trustees’ Honors and Awards Committee is seeking nominations for commencement speakers and honorary degree recipients for Commencement ceremonies in December 2007 and May 2008.

The Board’s criteria state, in part, that an honorary degree should be conferred “in recognition of extraordinary and lasting distinction (and) should represent the highest intellectual and moral values (of individuals) whose lives and achievements serve as examples of the University’s aspirations for its students.”

Nominations may be submitted by any member of the faculty, staff, student body, alumni, or community. An individual may not nominate himself or herself.

Nominations must be submitted by Oct. 12.

For a complete statement of honorary degree criteria, nomination forms, and further information, please call Caroline McCall in the Office of the President at 860-486-2337 or send e-mail to Caroline.McCall@uconn.edu.

Additional information can be found on the honorary degree criteria webpage, along with the downloadable nomination form.


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