Anne Ponder, chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Asheville receives her distinguished alumna award from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chancellor James Moeser, right during University Day at UNC-Chapel Hill Friday.

The Honorary Degrees and Special Awards Committee of the Faculty considers nominations from the faculty for five major awards each year:

Distinguished Alumnus and Alumna Awards, presented each fall on University Day

O. Max Gardner Award (systemwide award)

Honorary Degrees awarded at Commencement each May

Thomas Jefferson Award, presented at Faculty Council each September

Edward Kidder Graham Award, presented each University Day, beginning in 2011

You will find information about each award, including instructions on submitting nominations and a list of past winners, at the links to the left.

Deadlines for nominations, 2016-17

The 2015-16 deadlines for receiving nominations for these awards are as follows:

HDA Committee secure area login

Members of the HDA Committee may access secure materials and documents related to committee work and award nominations through the Sakai portal. Login using your ONYEN and UNC password.