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Honorary Degree recipients
2018 Honorary Degree recipients: The Honorable Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen, American Samoa delegate to Congress, left, and Mr. Hidenobu “George” Takagi, founder and executive chairman of Takagi & Associates Inc.
Honorary degrees have been one of the highest honors conferred by universities dating back to the 15th century. They are a way for universities to demonstrate to the community what their values are and what is important to them.

Honorary degrees are a means to recognize experts in indigenous knowledge and/or distinguished individuals who made significant contributions to the University and knowledge of the community over an extended period of time or lifetime achievements in their field, or whose outstanding personal or professional endeavors complement the University’s role and mission over an extended period of time, or lifetime achievements.

Candidates must be viewed by the university community as unique, recognizable figures whose public recognition brings honor on the University. Successful candidates are deemed to embody the values and culture our University is looking to foster and uphold and show a high order of significant or lasting achievements or contributions over time or over a lifetime of achievements. 

Make a Nomination

The University of Guam Board of Regents confers honorary degrees at the Fanuchånan and Fañomnåkan Commencement Ceremonies.

Recommenders for an honorary degree must be one of the following:

  • Current and former UOG employee
  • Current UOG students
  • Graduates/alumni of UOG
  • Current and former Board of Regents members

Nomination deadlines:

  • For Fanuchånan 2022: 5 p.m. ChST on April 1, 2022
  • For Fañomnåkan 2023: 5 p.m. ChST on Nov. 4, 2022

For more information, download the nomination at the link below.

Download the Honorary Degree Nomination Packet