The University of Lethbridge Senate is seeking nominees for its Spring and Fall 2009 honorary degree awards, and is appealing to community groups to nominate individuals who have made a local, regional or worldwide impact on society.
"An honorary degree is one of the highest honours we can give a person who has contributed to our community, our province, or our country," says Elisha Rasmussen, Chair of the Senate Public Communications Committee.
"This is an opportunity to recognize people from all walks of life that have made an impact on the lives of others. When we recognize these people, we are very aware that the world is a better place and we appreciate their contributions and talents."
Rasmussen added that Honorary Degree recipients do, indeed, come from all walks of life, and sharing their stories with the community at the University's convocation ceremonies are especially meaningful to graduates and their families.
To be eligible for Spring and Fall 2009 convocations, nominations must be received by Nov. 1, 2008, at the University Senate Office, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4.
To obtain a nomination form, contact the Senate Office at 403-329-2482.
The University of Lethbridge Senate, from nominees provided by members of the general public and the University community, selects recipients.
The Senate is empowered to confer honorary degrees by the Universities Act of Alberta.
Additional information is available at the Senate website: http://www.uleth.ca/sen.