Honorary Degree

Submit a nomination

Guidelines and Nomination Form (PDF)

Deadlines: February and September each year. Call 517/355-0306 or email vprgs@msu.edu for dates.

Next nomination deadline: Sept. 10, 2012.

Honorary Degree Committee Members 2011-12

  • J. Ian Gray, Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies, Chair
  • Nwando Achebe, History
  • Shelagh Ferguson-Miller, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Lynne Goldstein, Social Science - Archaeology
  • Tomas Hult, Marketing
  • Karen Klomparens, Dean, Graduate School
  • James Potchen, Radiology
  • Nora Rifon, Communications Arts & Sciences - Advertising
  • Barbara Schneider, Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education
  • Robert Shelton, Lyman Briggs
  • William Taylor, Fisheries and Wildlife
  • Kim Wilcox, Provost, ex officio

Past Honorary Degrees Awarded

Information for Honorary Degree Holders: How to refer to your honorary degree