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Do you know of a distinguished individual whose achievements and/or contributions to society on the state, national or international levels justify them for an honorary doctorate degree from the State University of New York? If so, the Honorary Degree Committee at SUNY Plattsburgh is soliciting nominations for the honorary doctorate degree, which is the highest form of recognition offered by SUNY to persons of exceptional distinction.
The Honorary Degree Committee, chaired by Dr. Tracie Church Guzzio, is currently accepting nominations. To submit a name, please provide at minimum a one-page convincing statement regarding the relevance and/or appropriateness of the nominee. Please include a justification why SUNY Plattsburgh should recommend the individual for an honorary doctorate degree. Detailed curriculum vitae, Who's Who entries, reviews or articles about the nominee's work, and/or list of major awards should also be submitted if possible.
All nominations submitted by May 1st of each year, will receive immediate review by the Honorary Degree Committee. If a nomination is deemed appropriate, the nominator may be asked to assist the committee in completing the justification for recommendation. The President will review the committee's recommendations prior to submitting the nominees to the Chancellor in mid August. The University-wide Committee on Honorary Degrees will review all nominations submitted to the Chancellor in November and then make a recommendation to the Chancellor and SUNY Board of Trustees.
Please submit your nominations by May 1st, to:
Dr. Tracie Church Guzzio
Associate Professor of English
Office: 213 Champlain Valley Hall
The purposes of honorary degrees awarded by the State University of New York are to:
In making a nomination of an individual for an honorary degree, please consider the following:
Except under unique and unusual circumstances, honorary degrees shall not be awarded to:
For more information on the Guidelines, please visit http://www.suny.edu/sunypp/documents.cfm?doc_id=150
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