The Committee on Honorary Degrees invites you to identify people who would be good candidates for honorary degrees to be granted at the 2012 commencement or subsequent commencements. Honorary Degrees recognize men and women of high distinction as well as indicate to the public that we as an institution of higher learning value those people and their accomplishments.
The person selected may be distinguished in any number of areas: humanities, sciences, arts, public service and education, to name a few. Only those currently holding public office in the state and the permanent staff of our state universities are not eligible. The achievements may vary in scope from prominence on the international or professional scene to vital contributions to the University, North Carolina, and beyond. A previous connection to the University or state is not mandatory but is considered a strength. For more information, see http://provost.uncg.edu/publications/personnel/honorary.asp Guidelines and Procedures for Honorary Degrees approved by the UNCG Board of Trustees at its November 21, 1996, meeting.
In order for you to have an idea of the persons who have received Honorary Degrees, you are invited to examine the names of awardees from past years: Thomas Haggai (2011); Margaret Maron (2010); Rebecca Lloyd, Nido Qubein (2009); Fred Chappell, Tom Ross, Kay Yow (2008); Irvin Belk, Betty Ray McCain, Edwin S. Melvin (2007); Molly Broad, Henry Frye, Shirley Frye (2006); Muriel Siebert (2005); Jim Hunt (2004); Jaylee Mead (2003); Michael B. Fleming, Stanley Frank (2002); Kenneth L. Adelman, Bonnie Angelo, Jean Brooks (2001); Erskine Bowles (2000); Maud Gatewood, Eloise R. Lewis (1999); Carolyn R. Ferree, Calvin Trillin (1998); Mary Ellen Rudin, LeRoy T. Walker (1995); T. James Crawford (1994); Maya Angelou (1993); Richard C. Atkinson, Robert E. Ward (1992); Doris W. Betts, John H. Franklin (1990).
The committee asks that initially you submit candidates on the form available at http://provost.uncg.edu along with biographical information. After the first screening, we may request additional information. Please keep in mind the need for confidentiality, as candidates should not be aware that they are being considered. The deadline for nominations is Monday, Nov. 7, 2011. Please send the completed nomination form to the University Committee on Honorary Degrees, Office of the Provost, 201 Mossman Building.