Honorary Degrees & Special Awards Committee

Charge and Composition:

The committee consists of six members elected by the voting faculty to staggered three-year terms. The secretary of the faculty is a member of the committee ex officio. The committee considers nominations from the faculty for (1) Honorary Degrees, awarded at Commencement each May; (2) Distinguished Alumnus and Alumna Awards, presented each University Day, 12 October; (3) the Thomas Jefferson Award; and (4) the O. Max Gardner Award. Nominees for Honorary Degrees and Distinguished Alumnus and Alumna Awards are recommended for approval to the Faculty Council and the Board of Trustees. The chancellor presents the nominee for the Gardner Award to the Board of Governors.

Term Expires
Richard N. "Pete" Andrews School of Public Health  2004
James A. Bryan II School of Medicine 2004
Joseph Ferrell (ex officio)
Secretary of the Faculty
Anne Fishel School of Nursing 2002
George S. Lensing, Jr.
Townsend Ludington, Jr., Chair
Ruel W. Tyson, Jr.
Religious Studies

Last modified: October 30, 2001