The Office of the Provost at West Virginia University is now accepting nominations for candidates to be awarded honorary doctoral degrees at the 2014 commencement exercises, both on the main campus in Morgantown and on the divisional campuses in Montgomery (WVU Tech) and Keyser (Potomac State College).
The honorary degree is the highest honor that WVU bestows. Nominees are evaluated on the basis of one or more of the following criteria: * Having attained national/international pre-eminence in their field. * Having provided distinguished and pre-eminent leadership in society. * Having a sustained record of extraordinary philanthropy to West Virginia University, and/or having supported the University substantially in various ways.
More information about the nomination process, as well as nomination forms and guidelines to any member of the WVU community – faculty, staff, student, alumnus – who wishes to prepare a nomination can be found at http://honorarydegrees.wvu.edu.
The provost’s office encourages all in the campus community to take part in this process of recognizing extraordinary individuals. Nominations of exceptional women and minorities are especially encouraged. Nominations from members of the divisional campus communities must be received in the appropriate divisional office by September 6, 2013.