September 29, 2016

Honorary degree/service award nominations due Oct. 24

The deadline for honorary degrees and distinguished service award nominations is Monday, Oct. 24. Honorary degrees are presented to individuals who have made outstanding scholarly contributions or are of considerable renown in any field of activity. Distinguished Service Awards honor individuals who have contributed to Southern Illinois, the state, nation, world or the university.

Nomination letters must include a two- or three-page resume, curriculum vita or biographic sketch that includes a description of the nominee's unique contributions. All nominations, including with the nominee, are confidential. Further information about these awards is available at

For more information, or to submit a nomination, contact Gina Shiplett, Office of the Chancellor, at 453-2341 (phone), 453-5362 (fax) or email. Please indicate in the submission whether the nomination is for honorary degree or distinguished service award consideration.