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Honorary Degrees

The honorary doctoral degree is the University’s highest award. It is given to those who have exemplified the University’s Christian identity and mission by demonstrating mastery of their vocational domain through outstanding accomplishment.

Nominations can come from anyone associated with Crandall University. Nominations must come from two (2) persons through submission of the Nomination Form. Nominations will be received and reviewed by the President’s Office and once a year be set before the Senate. The Senate will then make its recommendations to the Board of Governors.

Selection of Honorary Degree Candidates

  1. To be nominated for an Honorary Degree the candidate should have made an outstanding contribution on a regional, national or international scale and be recognized as an authority in his or her field.
  2. Active members of faculty, staff and the Board of Governors at Crandall are not eligible for honorary degrees, as outstanding contributions to Crandall by these individuals may be recognized in other ways. Retired members may, however, be nominated at least three years after retirement.
  3. Normally, an active politician should not be nominated for an honorary degree. An exception may be made in the case of a person who has been a politician for a considerable length of time and has made a particularly outstanding contribution.
  4. Posthumous honorary degrees will not be awarded. In awarding an Honorary Degree, the University is honouring a recipient and not his or her memory. If, however, a candidate dies after accepting the Senate invitation to receive the degree, but before the convocation at which the degree is to be conferred, the Honorary Degree will be awarded.
  5. Only in exceptional circumstances will a degree be awarded in absentia. The President shall determine when this would be appropriate.
  6. Normally, there will be one recipient per Convocation (if there are two exercises in a single day, that is, there could be two recipients). In exceptional circumstances, the Board may choose to vary the number of honorary degrees conferred each year in the case of either an exceptionally strong group of candidates or a group of candidates with insufficient qualifications.
  7. If a nominee declines the university’s invitation to receive an honorary degree, the President shall have the ability to select a replacement from a list of alternates already approved by the Board. The President shall also have the ability to extend an invitation to the nominee for the subsequent year.
  8. The following degrees may be awarded:
    1. Doctor of Divinity (D.D.)
    2. Doctor of Laws (LL.D.)
    3. Doctor of Science (D.Sc.)
    4. Doctor of Letters (Litt.D.)
    5. Doctor of Fine Arts (D.F.A.)
    6. Doctor of Business (D.Bus.)

Past Recipients

2022

  • D. Bruce Hindmarsh (Litt.D.)

Nomination Form

Nominee Information

Information collected by this form is kept confidential and is not shared with third parties.
Nominee's Full Name(Required)
Permanent Address
Current Address
If different from permanent address
Add each item on a new line, and include the following details, separated by commas: degree or honour, institution, date
Please note, the Committee focuses on this section when reaching a decision
You may include up to 15 pages of supporting documentation (curriculum vitae, letters of support, etc.) to assist in the deliberations of the University. Please upload all documentation as a single document or PDF file.
Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf, Max. file size: 10 MB.
Please take great care in completing the section "Reasons for Recommending Award of an Honorary Degree" since the Committee focuses on this section in making its selection. Please note that in order to assure confidentiality nominators should not contact nominees.

Nominator 1

Nominations can come from anyone associated with Crandall University. Nominations must come from two (2) persons to be considered. The second nominator, if not available at the time of submission, may also fill out and submit the nomination form separately.
Name
Address
Do you consent to your name and contact information being shared with the nominee if the nomination is successful?

Nominator 2

The second nominator, if not available at the time of submission, may also fill out and submit the nomination form separately.
Name
Address
Do you consent to your name and contact information being shared with the nominee if the nomination is successful?
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

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