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Sep 27, 2022
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Every year, honorary degrees are presented at Commencement to individuals selected by the Faculty Committee on Honorary Degrees and approved by the Gallaudet University Board of Trustees. In awarding honorary degrees, the University seeks to recognize deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing individuals for exemplary service to deaf and hard of hearing community.
The standards and procedures for the award of honorary degrees are available here. Nominations are accepted on an ongoing basis. Nominations received by the deadline date, endorsed by the Faculty Committee on Honorary Degrees, and recommended through the Office of the Provost to the President will be submitted to the Board of Trustees ahead of their February Board meeting to be given in May of the following year, i.e., 15 months in advance. Nominations for honorary degrees will be accepted on an ongoing basis.
Each nominee must meet one or more of the following criteria:
Supporting material for each nomination shall include: a completed nomination for 2023,
Nominations for 2023 are being accepted, with a deadline date of Friday, October 29, 2021.
Questions? Please contact us.
Gallaudet University, chartered in 1864, is a private university for deaf and hard of hearing students.
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