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Call for nominations for 2008 Honorary Degrees 
The Honorary Degrees and Awards Committee (HDAC) is seeking nominations for honorary degrees to be awarded in 2008. Please note this process is being initiated several months earlier than in past years to give recipients more time to plan to be at commencement. An honorary degree is the highest honor that the University can bestow. Potential nominees should meet one or more of the following criteria:
  • Distinguished service to UNMC or the University
  • Distinguished service to the state
  • Graduates, former students or former employees who have achieved high distinction
  • Persons of high distinction and distinguished achievement
Potential candidates need not necessarily have a former connection to UNMC or the State of Nebraska. Although potential candidates for honorary degrees from UNMC would be likely to have made contributions in the areas of health and health science, contributions need not be limited to these areas. Recipients of honorary degrees must be able to attend the UNMC Commencement. The Chancellor's office will fund travel and expenses for the recipient, as well as host a small dinner party for the recipient. The recipient also may be invited by the nominating department to give a presentation on the Friday preceding the commencement exercises. Names of nominees may be forwarded to the Faculty Senate Office, Room 2021, Academic Research and Services Building, ZIP 7820, with one to two supporting paragraphs outlining the nominee's qualifications and contributions. Other information supporting the nomination (i.e., detailed curriculum vitae, letters of support, etc.) will be collected as necessary with the assistance of the Department of Public Affairs. Nominations are due at the Faculty Senate Office by no later than June 15, 2007. Again please note the earlier deadline. The HDAC and the UNMC leadership are committed to awarding honorary degrees on an ongoing basis and appreciate your support in identifying possible candidates.

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