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Honorary Degree

LMC Revised Date

Office of Origin: Lake Michigan College Board of Trustees
Date Adopted:
Date Reviewed: 03-24-2015
Last Date Modified & Approved: 03-24-2017

Policy Statement:

A. Policy
It is the policy of Lake Michigan College to award honorary degrees to deserving candidates recommended by the President of the College and approved by the Board of Trustees.

 Honorary degrees that may be awarded are:

 - Associate in Arts,
 - Associate in Science, or
 - Associate in Applied Science. 

B. Purpose:

To honor outstanding service to the College and to the community at large and to recognize individuals who have made significant personal or professional contributions in their field and who demonstrate high standards of personal integrity and civic responsibility.

C. Awarding of Honorary Degrees

Honorary degrees shall be conferred by the Board of Trustees at commencement. These degrees shall be awarded by the College President, the Chair of the Board of Trustees, or a Trustee designated by the Board. Honorary degrees may be awarded in absentia and/or posthumously, but only upon recommendation of the President to the Board of Trustees in cases of extraordinary circumstances.

Responsibility:   Lake Michigan College Board of Trustees


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