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Honorary Doctoral Degree

The Faculty Committee on Honorary Degrees at NC State University invites nomination for recipients of the Honorary Doctoral Degree. The Honorary Doctoral Degree recognizes individuals whose achievements are extraordinary and have lasting distinction. It is awarded on the basis of excellence in scholarship, creativity, leadership, humanitarian service or public service, and differs from the Watauga Medal, which recognizes unusually distinguished service to NC State.

Honorary degrees will not be awarded to members of the University faculty, staff, Board of Trustees, UNC Board of Governors, the Governor, or any elected official or state employee concerned with the function or control of NC State, so long as the relationship exists.

Also see information on the web at URL: which includes the university 's official regulation on awarding of honorary degrees and a list of previous recipients.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR NOMINATOR: Please complete and submit this online form, and email to your letter of nomination, noting the nominee's accomplishments and qualifications for an Honorary Degree, and reasons why it would be important to the University to award the Honorary Degree. If the nomination is recommended by the Faculty Committee on Honorary Degrees to be submitted to the Board of Trustees, the nominator will be contacted to secure two additional letters of support for submission to the Board with the nomination. The Board considers recommended nominations from the faculty committee each semester.

If you prefer, you may use either MS Word form or downoad the Adobe Acrobat [PDF] form and mail in to the address noted below.

Nominations may be made throughout the year by forwarding materials to:

Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
109 Holladay Hall
Box 7101
NC State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-7101
telephone 919.515.2195

Recommended category of degree if approved by the Board of Trustees:
[Choose one]

(or First Initial Middle Name - ex. Paul C. Tate or P. Colin Tate)



Email address of Nominator:

For Committee members (secure site for members only)