Deadline for 2013 honorary degree nominations is Sept. 26

Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice with SMU President R. Gerald Turner
Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (pictured with President R. Gerald Turner) received an honorary Doctor of Laws from SMU during its 2012 Commencement ceremony. Photo: Hillsman S. Jackson.

SMU’s Faculty Senate is seeking nominations for the honorary degree class of 2013. Nominees should be individuals “whose uncommon personal accomplishments at home or abroad have served society and the public good, or who enlarge human understanding and enrich human life, in any field of endeavor.” The deadline to nominate is Wednesday, Sept. 26.

Nominations should include:

  • a note identifying your membership in the SMU community
  • a 1-2 page statement detailing the nominee’s contributions
  • supporting biographical documentation
  • contact information for the nominee

Check SMU’s criteria for honorary degree selection (PDF format), and send nominations via e-mail or regular mail to Faculty Senate Secretary Steven Vik, SMU Box 750241.

> Read the honorary degree criteria
Find a list of previous recipients at the Registrar’s homepage