• Honorary Degrees at Hamline University

    Honorary degrees are awarded to outstanding high-achieving individuals who have made contributions in their respective fields, and who live lives that demonstrate the highest ethical integrity and commitment to the greater good.  They are are recognized as experts in their field and have earned honor and recognition for their work.  Honorary degree recipients are also well respected by their contemporaries and their peers.  While not all recipients have close Hamline connections, all such individuals exemplify Hamline’s core mission, vision, and values.

    View a full list of past honorary degree recipients.  

    Names of nominees may be sent to provost@hamline.edu; full supporting documentation must be sent by December 1, 2015.  At this early stage of the nomination process, it is important that  the names of nomineesremain confidential. 

    Individuals who are eligible for nomination include:

    • Individuals with high ethical integrity and who are well-respected in the community and beyond. 
    • Individuals who have made significant achievements in their field of study, work and/or community. 
    • Individuals who believe in Hamline’s mission, vision, and core values, and who exemplify the Wesley principles of “doing all the good you can” in how they live and work. 
    • Individuals with strong Hamline connections and/or whose work is in alignment with Hamline’s mission and vision. 
    • Individuals who have made significant contributions locally and globally, and who have received respect, honor, and prestige for their works. 
    • Individuals who are available to attend and accept the honorary degree during the Hamline Commencement Ceremony. 

      Individuals 
      who are NOT ELIGIBLE include 
    • Individuals who are current Hamline faculty or staff members and/or faculty or staff in the year of their retirement.  
    • Individuals who are running for public office in that commencement year.  Individuals who currently hold public office are not excluded from consideration. 
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    On Thursday, October 23 there will be a farewell reception for Assistant Director of International and Off-Campus Programs Cassie Bean in Anderson Center Room 111 starting at 11:20 a.m.

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    The Budget Advisory Committee invites all faculty and staff to a University Finances Forum on Hamline's finances on Tuesday, October 28 from 11:30 - 12:30 p.m. in Drew Science, Room 118.