Nominate outstanding individuals for honorary degree

Members of the university community are invited to nominate individuals for honorary degrees, which are awarded during spring commencement.

Honorary degrees from Case Western Reserve recognize individuals who exemplify the highest ideals and standards of excellence in their work and in other endeavors, such as scholarship, public service or the performing arts.

A committee, chaired by Provost W. A. “Bud” Baeslack and including representation from each of the university’s schools or college, meets annually during the fall semester to review nominations submitted by the end of September. The deadline for nominations to be considered for this year is Oct. 15.

The university community may submit nominations, preferably by e-mail, to Lois Langell. Nominees should not be informed of the nomination; current members of the faculty, staff, or Board of Trustees are not eligible for an honorary degree.

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