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Posthumous Degrees and Certificates Policy - 61.07b

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The Howard Community College Board of Trustees approves the awarding of posthumous degrees and giving of posthumous certificates of recognition at Howard Community College. Posthumous degrees and certificates of recognition are typically bestowed at the college’s May commencement exercises.

A posthumous degree is awarded when a deceased student was nearing completion of degree requirements and meets the criteria outlined in the procedure.

If a deceased student does not qualify for the award of a posthumous degree, the student may be given formal recognition for studying at the college. A posthumous certificate of recognition may be given if the criteria also outlined in the procedure, is met.

Candidates for posthumous degrees and posthumous certificates of recognition are given to the board of trustees with the proposed candidates for graduation list submitted prior to commencement.

Effective Date: 10/08/21

President's Office Use:  PRES

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