Magrath seeks honorary degree nominations
February 1, 2011Tweet
Interim President C. Peter Magrath invites nominations of individuals to be considered for honorary degrees for the next academic year. Anyone may nominate. To begin the process on campus, submit nominations by Friday, March 25, to your dean, or directly to Magrath if you are not affiliated with one of the schools.
Honorary degrees are awarded to recognize excellence and extraordinary achievement in the fields of public affairs, the sciences, humanities and the arts, scholarship and education, business and philanthropy, and social services; to honor meritorious and outstanding service to the University, the State of New York, the United States, or to humanity at large; and to recognize individuals whose lives and significant achievements should serve as examples of the University’s aspirations for its students. The person’s achievements must be both relevant and appropriate to the Binghamton University campus, so nominees with a connection to the campus or a member of the University community are preferred.
Campus nominations are considered sequentially by the President’s Honorary Degree Advisory Committee, the SUNY Chancellor, the SUNY Honorary Degree Committee and the SUNY Board of Trustees.
To nominate someone, submit a letter of nomination describing why the nominee’s distinction or eminence in his or her field justifies the awarding of an honorary degree and stating how the nominee’s achievements are relevant to our campus. If you have detailed information about the nominee’s accomplishments (vitae or Who’s Who entry), forward this as well.
Maintain complete confidentiality regarding the nomination; the nominee especially should not know. No one already holding an honorary degree from any SUNY institution is eligible to receive another one. To check in advance regarding an individual’s eligibility or for other questions concerning criteria and process, contact Chief of Staff Terrence Deak at 777-2131 or firstname.lastname@example.org.