What is The Significance od an Honorary Degree
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An honorary degree, in Latin a degree honoris causa ("for the sake of the honor") or ad honorem
("to the honor"), is an academic degree for which a university (or other degree-awarding institution) has
waived the usual requirements, such as matriculation, residence, a dissertation and the passing of com
prehensive examinations. The degree is typically a doctorate or, less commonly, a master's degree, and
may be awarded to someone who has no prior connection with the academic institution or no previous
postsecondary education. An example of identifying a recipient of this award is as follows: Doctorate in
Business Administration (Hon. Causa).
The degree is often conferred as a way of honouring a distinguished visitor's contributions to a specific
field or to society in general.
It is sometimes recommended that such degrees be listed in one's CV as an award, and not in the educa
tion section. With regard to the use of this honorific, the policies of institutions of higher education
generally ask that recipients "refrain from adopting the misleading title" and that a recipi
ent of an honorary doctorate should restrict the use of the title "Dr" before their name to any engage
ment with the institution of higher education in question and not within the broader community. Rev.
Theodore Hesburgh held the record for most honorary degrees, having been awarded 150 during his
ADTI Doctor of Theology in Biblical Studies Honorary Degree Recipients
Friday, April 14th, 2017
Rev. Horace W. Wright and Evangelist Lillie Carole Dortch-Wright
Honorary Doctor of Theology Degree conferred on Rev. Horace Wright and Evangelist Lillie Carole Dortch-Wright on Friday, April 14th, 2017