Honorary Associate Degree Nomination Form | NorthWest Arkansas Community College

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NWACC's Board of Trustees periodically grants honorary associate degrees to recognize and celebrate outstanding service to the College and/or the community.  The honorary degree is awarded to individuals who, beyond their normal occupational pursuits, exemplify a high caliber of service to enhance the quality of life.

Honorary associate degrees are awarded in five different areas:

1. Educational Service

Recognizing outstanding service that enhances educational opportunities for the area or that gives personal assistance that leads to the success of individuals in higher education.

2. Humanitarian Service

Recognizing outstanding altruism that enhances the quality of life for others in the area.

3. Servant Leadership

Recognizing outstanding service that goes “the second mile” beyond the servant’s capabilities.

4. Arts and Letters

Recognizing outstanding contributions to the arts in any form that enhances the quality of life in the area.

5. Entrepreneurial Leadership

Recognizing outstanding contributions to business/industry through creative start-ups of new enterprises or through innovative management of business or industry.

Any trustee, faculty member, alumnus, or interested individual may nominate an individual for this honor.
Selection criteria are noted on the following page.

Nominee submission deadline is March 15, 2019


Please choose the honorary associate degree applicable to this nominee
Please describe your nominee.  We ask you to specifically address three of the four categories and include as much detail as possible. 
  • Professional achievement
  • Record of service to the community
  • Support of NWACC and/or the community
  • Extraordinary and exemplary service