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Published October 14, 2019
Nominations for 2020 University of Wyoming honorary degrees are due to the Office of the President by Friday, Nov. 1.
UW alumni, current or former trustees, and faculty all are eligible to submit written nominations for awards to be presented at spring commencement. Submissions are referred to a joint committee of trustees and faculty, which will forward recommendations to the full Board of Trustees for approval.
“An honorary degree from the University of Wyoming recognizes individuals who embody the university’s high ideals and exemplify the values of excellence, service and integrity,” says UW Acting President Neil Theobald. “These degrees recognize outstanding accomplishments in all professions, public service or service to humanity. Degrees awarded are among the highest honors a university can confer.”
Nominations should address at least one of the following criteria: outstanding contribution to the lives of Wyoming citizens; outstanding career or lifetime accomplishment on a state, national or international level by an alumna or alumnus; or accomplishments so exemplary that they have received recognition on a national or international level, with relevance to Wyoming.
Nomination packets should include a vitae or similar document describing the nominee’s accomplishments, including a list of public recognitions, other awards and honors; a letter of nomination that describes fully how the nominee meets at least one of the above criteria; a one- or two-paragraph summary describing the nominee’s salient contributions; and two additional letters of support.
UW employees (except emeritus faculty) and public officeholders, or those who left office less than one year ago, are not eligible.
Send submissions to: UW Acting President Neil Theobald, Department 3434, 1000 E. University Ave., Laramie, WY 82071; or send by email to email@example.com.
For more information, call (307) 766-4121 or go online to www.uwyo.edu/honorarydegree/.