Honorary Degrees at Keene State College
Keene State College awards honorary degrees to outstanding individuals who bring honor, prestige, and recognition to the state; outstanding alumni, outstanding living benefactors of the system or its institutions; and individuals of national and/or international importance whose contributions have enhanced society as a whole or who have otherwise brought significant enrichment or benefit to particular groups.
The Keene State College honorary degree nomination process is initiated by the President and carried out by the nomination committee. Recommendations are considered by Cabinet and approved by the President.
The nomination committee, chaired by the Special Assistant to the President, is comprised of nine individuals that include Keene State alumni, faculty, staff and a current student. The committee will accept nominations until April 1. Final nominees will be presented to the cabinet. The Awardee will be chosen and the honorary degree will be presented the following year at commencement.
Nominations should be made by Keene State College alumni, faculty, staff and students only. Current Keene State College and USNH employees are ineligible for nomination. With few exceptions, the honorary degree can each be conferred only once to an individual. Nominees may be located in any geographic location, and do not need to be former Keene State College faculty, staff or students.
A recipient may not hold political office when an award is conferred, though a nomination may be accepted for an individual currently in political office. A recipient must be present upon the occasion of the conferral of an honorary degree.
To submit a nomination, complete one of the forms below and return it to Barbara A. Hall no later than April 1.
Questions and Nomination MaterialsMust be submitted to:
Patricia Francis, PhD