President Jared L. Cohon invites members of the university community to submit nominations for honorary degree recipients at this year's commencement, May 19. Honorary degrees may be awarded in the fields of business practice, fine arts, humane letters, public policy and science and technology.
Nominees must have achieved preeminent levels of distinction in fields identified with educational, research or performance programs at Carnegie Mellon. They must have demonstrated respect and appreciation for the responsibilities of citizenship and service to society.
Nominations are to be submitted by Oct. 31 to the Office of the Provost, Baker Hall 154T, or to the Honorary Degrees Committee, c/o Chairman Harry Paxton, the U.S. Steel University Emeritus Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Wean Hall 3315.
Once nominations have been received, the Honorary Degrees Committee will submit a list of 15 individuals to President Cohon. The president will then recommend candidates to the Board of Trustees' Executive Committee.
Nomination forms can be obtained from all dean's offices, the Information Desk at the University Center or by calling the Office of the President. Forms can also be submitted electronically through the Web at www.cmu.edu/advancement/honorary
In addition to Paxton, the Honorary Degrees Committee includes Trustee Carol Brown, professors Barbara Anderson (College of Fine Arts), Linda Argote (Graduate School of Industrial Administration), Alfred Blumstein (Heinz School), John Reynolds (Computer Science), Kathryn Roeder (Statistics), Ed Rubin (Engineering and Public Policy) and Robert Sekerka (Physics Department), Associate Vice President for University Advancement Kyle Fisher Morabito and Deanna Mathews, a civil and environmental engineering graduate student.
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