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University Awards Committee Seeking Nominations

In order to recognize and honor individuals who have contributed to the success of Pacific and the community, the University Awards Committee is seeking nominations for two University Academic Awards: the Order of Pacific and Honorary Degree.

The Order of Pacific is the highest award the University can give. It is intended to honor members of the University regents, faculty, administration and staff who have given distinguished service and made outstanding contributions to the University over a significant number of years. The award recognizes an individual's career of achievements and is awarded at the termination of a person's direct connection to the University. To be considered for this award nominees normally have a minimum of 15 years of service to the University. Awards may be given posthumously. Click here to view a list of past recipients.  

Order of Pacific nominations are due December 1 to the University Awards Committee and may be submitted by email to The University Awards Committee reviews the nominations and submits its recommendation to the President. The President and the Academic Affairs Committee of the Regents must approve the awards. Awards are made at University Commencement.  

Honorary Degrees recognize persons who have made outstanding contributions to the university or society at large. Nominees may not be current employees of the university; nominees must not be informed of their nomination. Click here to view a list of past recipients.  

Honorary Degree nominations are due November 16 to the University Awards Committee and may be submitted by email to using this form. The University Awards Committee recommends candidates for honorary degrees to the Academic Council. The Academic Council reviews these candidates and advises the President concerning the awarding of the proposed degree. The President recommends candidates to the Board of Regents, who award honorary degrees.