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Honorary Degrees: call for nominations
January 8, 2020 - February 17, 2020
The Office of Faculty Governance, on behalf of the Committee on Honorary Degrees and Special Awards, is now accepting candidates for UNC honorary degrees to be awarded at the 2021 Spring Commencement ceremony.
A maximum of five of these prestigious awards will be given to recognize individuals who have rendered outstanding service to humanity in the world arena, in our nation, in the American South, or our State of North Carolina; people who have made outstanding contributions to knowledge in the world of scholarship; people whose talent and creativity in the world of the arts has enriched our lives; and people whose devotion to and support of our University merits our highest recognition.
Please note that members of the Board of Governors or employees of the University of North Carolina or any of its constituent institutions are not eligible. These persons become eligible two years after termination of such status. Awards are not conferred in absentia or posthumously.
The deadline for nominations is February 17, 2020.
Full information about this award, including criteria, eligibility, and the process for submitting a nomination is available on the Honorary Degrees page.