Sep 23, 2013
From staff reports
The following message was sent by the Honorary Degree committee chair to the University community seeking nominations for the honor:
Dear University Community,
On behalf of the Honorary Degree committee, I am seeking your suggestions for candidates to receive honorary degrees from Ohio University. Recognition with an Honorary Degree is understood to be a very substantial honor. As stated on the Honorary Degree Committee page:
"Honorary degrees are awarded annually to individuals who have achieved distinction in scholarship, creative activities, professional pursuits, business, governmental, civic affairs, or particularly in service to Ohio University. While candidates from any field will be considered, persons who have attained broad recognition in education rank high among potential nominees. Outstanding benefactors of the University or distinguished alumni are also among those to be given special attention."
Further details about Honorary Degrees and the process of evaluation are provided here.
A form is provided on this web page for nominations.
The deadline for submissions is Jan. 31, 2014. Should you have questions about a nomination, feel free to contact any of the committee members:
The committee members this year are:
Damian Nance, firstname.lastname@example.org
David Drabold, email@example.com
Thomas Carpenter, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mona Robinson, email@example.com
Li Teng, firstname.lastname@example.org
Adam Phillips, email@example.com
Adam Brown, firstname.lastname@example.org
Winsome Chunnu-Brayda, email@example.com
We appreciate your help!
Distinguished Professor of Geological Sciences
Chair Honorary Degree Committee