Nominations for Honorary Degrees and Speaker for the 2023 Commencement Ceremony

Martin Schmidt '81, Ph.D., President
The Rensselaer Community

This is our annual request for Commencement speaker and honorary degree recipient nominations for the Class of 2023 Commencement, and future Commencement exercises. 

The conferral of honorary degrees is a long-standing academic tradition that not only recognizes individuals of singular achievement but also brings honor and recognition to the Institute. I urge you to give some thought to the nomination of individuals who deserve to be honored for their accomplishments and who would honor Rensselaer by their participation in Commencement. 

A webform must be completed for each candidate to be nominated.

The Faculty Honors Committee and the President’s Committee on Honors will evaluate all nominations and will develop a list of nominees to be reviewed by the President and submitted to the Board of Trustees.

Nominations received by November 7, 2022 will be considered for the 2023 Commencement ceremony.  

Thank you for your thoughtful consideration of this important tradition. Your participation in this process will ensure that we have a creative list of qualified candidates to consider.

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