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.

Roster:
 
 

Name

School/Department

Term Expires

Richard N. "Pete" Andrews

School of Public Health 

2004

James A. Bryan II

School of Medicine

2004

Linda Dykstra

Psychology

2005

Joseph Ferrell (ex officio)

(Secretary of the Faculty)

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Joy S. Kasson

American Studies

2005

George S. Lensing, Jr.

English

2003

Ruel W. Tyson, Jr., Chair

Religious Studies

2003

Last modified: June 25, 2002