Presidential Distinctions

Colleges and Universities select people to receive honorary degrees and serve as role models for our graduates. Honorary Degrees are not simply earned by a course of study or even a course of achievement. They are earned by making significant contributions to our society. The University of Miami has been awarding honorary degrees since 1927.

The Roberta “Bosey” Fulbright Foote Prize recognizes a member of the UM community—faculty, staff, student, or trustee—who has made a meaningful and lasting contribution to the beauty, humanity, and future of the campus.