A highlight of commencement is the recognition of individuals for exceptional and distinctive service to the University or the greater community through the awarding of an honorary degree from UNC Charlotte. The Nominations, Honors and Awards Committee is seeking assistance in nominating persons for this honor.
The University’s Board of Trustees has established the following criteria regarding prospective nominees:
- Exceptional and distinctive achievements on behalf of the University, the region, state or nation; or state, national or international esteem because of activities recognized as significant in higher education
- Eminent achievement in scholarship, high distinction in public affairs or outstanding accomplishments in humanitarian endeavors or artistic attainment
- High qualities of character and personal reputation
- Not currently employed by UNC Charlotte (former faculty and staff are eligible if the individual has achieved distinction in a second career or in work unrelated to his/her University position)
- Merit rather than popularity
A nomination should include the full name of the nominee, a vita/resume/brief biography and a statement of the rationale for the nomination. It also must include the name of the nominator in order to be considered by the committee. Confidentiality is important; therefore, the nominee should not know of his or her nomination.
The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, Oct. 31. Send nominations to Matthew Wyse (firstname.lastname@example.org), faculty governance assistant, UNC Charlotte Office of Academic Affairs, Reese Building, Room 501.