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Carol Geary Schneider, president of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, who earned an honorary degree in 2010.

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh’s tradition of recognizing individuals of exceptional accomplishment and distinction in service to the University, region, state or nation continues each year with the awarding of honorary doctorates.

Nominations for honorary degrees are being sought through Feb. 10. Faculty, staff, students and private citizens are all invited to submit nominations.

Those to be honored at the upcoming spring 2012 commencement will be in good company.

In 2007, the Mercury 13 received honorary doctorates for their pioneering spirit and efforts in the advancement of women’s rights.

Muriel Howard, president of the American Association of State Colleges and University, received the degree in 2010 for her work on diversity and inclusivity in higher education.

Last May, UW Oshkosh alumnus James VandeHei ’95, received the honor for his innovative work as cofounder and executive director of POLITICO, a nonpartisan media company covering national politics.

Watch video highlights of these past honorary doctorate recipients.


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