Call for Honorary Degree Nominations is now open. Degree recipients will be recognized at Commencement 2020. Commencement may seem far away, but it’s time to begin the honorary degree selection process – and we rely on your nominations!

Each year at IACRD awards honorary degrees (Doctor of Letters, Doctor of Excellence & Doctor of Humane Letters) to members of the local, national, and global communities. We are seeking nominations for candidates who, through personal and professional achievements, reflect the IACRD’s mission and stand out as excellent role models for our students.

Process of Review: All nominations will be reviewed by the Honorary Degree Award Nomination Committee.

Criteria: Each candidate’s suitability will be evaluated by the Honorary Degree Committee based on the following criteria:

  • Personal and professional achievements
  • Eminent scholarship and/or research accomplishments
  • Notable creative work
  • Outstanding public service
  • Leadership – in a professional field and/or the community
  • Regional, national, or international prominence that will bring favorable attention to the organization
  • Demonstrated commitment to education
  • Reflection of the IACRD’s mission and core values and its underlying Catholic intellectual and spiritual values