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Awarding Honorary Degrees Policy - 61.07a

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The Howard Community College Board of Trustees approves the awarding of honorary degrees. Honorary degrees will be bestowed on deserving individuals to recognize an exceptional scholarly, intellectual, or artistic achievement; to recognize extraordinary service to the institution; or to recognize outstanding contributions to the community. Honorary degrees are typically bestowed at the college’s May commencement exercises.

Honorary degrees will be granted to only a small number of people each year; in some years there may be no recipients.

Effective Date: 10/08/21

President's Office Use:  PRES

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