This year marks the first time the Camden campus will hold a Campus Commencement and Honors Convocation, which will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 21st, at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden. As part of this event, Rutgers-Camden will present an honorary degree to a worthy recipient and is accepting honorary degree nominations until Wednesday, February 26th, 2014.
An honorary degree is one of the most prestigious honors that the university can bestow on an individual. Nominees should be individuals of outstanding regional, national, or international acclaim. Nominees’ accomplishments should support the ideals of Rutgers.
We are soliciting honorary degree nominations for 2014 and 2015. Honorary degrees may be awarded in four categories based upon the standards listed below:
Doctor of Laws: Distinguished service to the state or to the nation, to learning or to humankind, coupled with intellectual gifts and moral qualities that entitle the recipient to rank with persons of culture and high principle.
Doctor of Letters or Doctor of Fine Arts: Distinguished service to letters, art, performance, music, or education, coupled with intellectual and moral qualities that are widely recognized.
Doctor of Science: Distinguished service to science, coupled with personal qualities and a kind of learning that entitle the recipient to recognition by a learned educational body of high standing.
Doctor of Humane Letters: Distinguished service of a general nature, coupled with personal qualities and a kind of learning that entitle the recipient to recognition by a learned educational body of high standing.
All members of the Rutgers community and the public are invited to nominate candidates for consideration. Nominations will be kept confidential and nominees should not be contacted.
Nominations should be submitted using the Honorary Degree Nomination Form along with appropriate biographical information or a curriculum vitae, and/or other supporting material. You may send all nominations and supporting documentation electronically to Associate Chancellor Mike Sepanic.