The Faculty Committee on Honorary Degrees requests nominations for recipients of the honorary doctoral degree. Members of the campus community may nominate an individual to receive an honorary doctoral degree by completing an online form and submitting a letter noting the nominee’s accomplishments and qualifications for an honorary degree. Also include why it’s important for NC State to award the degree.
Honorary doctorates are awarded on the basis of excellence in scholarship, creativity, leadership, humanitarian service or public service. These differ from the Watauga Medal, which recognizes unusually distinguished service to NC State. The Faculty Committee on Honorary Degrees submits recommendations to the Board of Trustees for final approval. See a list of past recipients here.
Note that honorary degree nominees cannot be NC State faculty, staff, or Board of Trustees; members of the UNC Board of Governors; the governor; or any other elected officials or state employees concerned with the function or control of the university. Visit the honorary degree website for more information.