University of Southern Indiana

Honorary Degree Award

Alumni, faculty, staff, students, and individuals are invited to nominate candidates to receive the University of Southern Indiana (USI) Honorary Degree award. The USI honorary degree is the highest form of recognition granted by the institution for individuals who have given distinguished and extraordinary service consistent with the mission of the university. The service may be to the university itself, and/or to local, statewide, national or international communities. Individuals selected to receive an honorary degree should exemplify the highest ideals of integrity, service, and dedication to learning.

For additional information regarding this award, review the guidelines and complete a nomination application online.  No anonymous nominations are accepted.

All completed nomination application(s) and the required supporting documents must be submitted to Dr. Ronald Rochon, USI Provost, no later than October 27, 2017.

 Dr. Ronald Rochon, Chair  Provost
 David Bower  Director, Development
 John Raisor, Alumnus  Manager, Community & Economic Development Relationship
 Fifth Third Bank
 Dr. Roberta Hoebeke  Professor of Nursing, College of Nursing & Health Professions


The Honorary Degree Award was presented during the Master's and Doctoral degrees program on April 28, 2017 to Linda E. White with President Bennett bestowing a Doctor of Laws degree.

Linda White receives honorary degree

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