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Nominations Sought for Honorary Degrees

The Honorary Degree Committee welcomes trustees, faculty, staff, students, and alumni to submit nominations for distinguished candidates for an honorary degree from Emory University.  Nominations to be considered for the 2014 commencement and beyond must be submitted by November 5, 2012.  Please encourage your constituents to nominate individuals who have achieved the highest distinction in their fields, while also demonstrating a transformational impact, and whose lives and careers demonstrate commitment to work consistent with Emory’s values.
Nominations may be submitted in one of three ways:

 All Honorary Degree Nomination Letters should address the following:

  • What are the nominee's achievements that would merit this honor?
  • Why is it particularly fitting for Emory University to honor this nominee?
  • Would an honorary degree from Emory University have any special significance for this nominee?
  • Would the award have any special significance or meaning for graduating students?

Except in extraordinary circumstances, persons who have spent the greatest part of their careers as members of the Emory faculty or administration or those currently serving in US elective office are not considered.  The committee will, however, receive with interest nominations of persons otherwise associated with Emory such as alumni, distinguished visiting faculty, etc.  The committee encourages the nomination of individuals from diverse demographic backgrounds.
Nominations are kept active (i.e., considered each year) for a period of five years.  To review past honorary degree recipients and related information, visit the website: http://www.emory.edu/secretary/secretarys_office/honorary-degrees/index.html 


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