The Office of the Provost at West Virginia University is now accepting nominations of candidates for honorary doctoral degrees. Selected nominees will be awarded their degrees at Commencement exercises in May 2016. The Provost urges all members of the campus community—faculty, staff, students, and alumni—to consider nominating exceptional individuals, especially women, minorities, and other members of communities often under-represented in the public sphere.

The honorary degree is the highest honor that West Virginia University bestows. Nominees are evaluated on the basis of one or more of the following criteria:

• Having attained national/international pre-eminence in their field.
• Having provided distinguished and pre-eminent leadership in society.
• Having a sustained record of extraordinary philanthropy to West Virginia University, and/or having supported the University substantially in various ways.

Nominations will be accepted until October 2, 2015. More information about the nomination process, as well as nomination forms, nomination packet guidelines, and a complete list of previous honorary degree recipients, can be found at Individuals wishing to nominate a candidate for an honorary degree to be awarded at either Potomac State College or WVU-IT should contact for more information about that process.



CONTACT: Ann Claycomb; Office of the WVU Provost
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