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EVMS accepting honorary degree nominations

Story Date: Wed, 09 Nov 2011 10:58:00 EST

The Honorary Degrees Committee is now accepting nominations for honorary degree candidates.

Honorary degrees are presented during commencement exercises. The 2012 commencement ceremony will take place May 19 at the Norfolk Scope.

To propose a candidate for this honor, please send a letter of recommendation, letters of support and a curriculum vitae to:

Theresa W. Whibley, MD, Chair

Honorary Degrees Committee

C/o President's Office

Eastern Virginia Medical School

Post Office Box 1980

Norfolk, Virginia 23501-1980

To assist you in your nomination, please consider the following excerpt from the EVMS Honorary Degrees Policy and Procedures:

The most important single guideline determining eligibility for consideration is implied in the fact that the recipient of the degree is forever associated with EVMS, and must, therefore, be of sufficient stature and character so as to honor EVMS by receiving an honorary degree from it. The recipient must be chosen with special concern for the person's eminent scientific stature and/or for broadness of contributions to society.

Candidates should have qualities and records of achievement that make it particularly appropriate for recognition by an educational institution. Moreover, there generally should be something that makes it especially appropriate for recognition to come from EVMS.

Nominations must be received by January 6, 2012.