Honorary Degrees and Awards

SPCU’s Honorary Degrees and Awards recognize and honor exceptional achievement and scholarship that exist beyond its formal education programs. Honorary and degrees and awards are conferred at the discretion of the SPCU Board of Directors. To recommend someone for consideration, please inquiry using the contact form below.

Doctor of Humane Letters (L.H.D.)
Awarded to those who have distinguished themselves in areas other than science (these normally receive the Doctor of Science), government (these often receive a Doctor of Civil Laws degree), literature (these often receive a Doctor of Letters degree) or religion (these often receive a Doctor of Divinity degree).

Doctor of Science (Sc. D.)
Awarded to candidates whose record of scientific achievement have been used as a catalyst for additional scientific achievement by others.

Doctor of Civil Laws (LL.D.)
Awarded on the basis of exceptionally insightful and distinctive publications that contain significant and original contributions to the study of law or politics in general.

Doctor of Letters (Litt. D.)
Awarded to candidates whose record of published work and research shows conspicuous ability and originality and constitutes a distinguished and sustained achievement.

Doctor of Divinity (D.D.)
Awarded on the basis of exceptionally and distinctive ministry in the pastorate, Christian education, lay leadership, or spiritual transformation.

Awards

Lacy Ecumenical Medal (LEM) Recipient Medal
Awarded to those who have dedicated themselves to the cause of Christian Unity and Inter-religious dialogue and who exemplify the tenants contained in the Decalogue for Ecumenical Discipleship.

Curriculum Innovator Laureate (CIL) Recipient Plaque
Awarded to those who have distinguished themselves in developing curriculum that is relevant, engaging, inspiring, practical, and adaptable in facilitating student understanding, mastery, and interpretation.

Moffit Music Order (MMO) Recipient Trophy
Awarded to those who have devoted themselves to promoting the benefits of music education as providing experiences to students that no other activity can match upon which they can build life-long skills and from which they can enrich others through their encounter.

Lay Leadership Honor (LLH) Recipient Trophy
Awarded to those who have distinguished themselves in voluntary lay leadership at any service level whose service has caused progressive change and focus to the universal church’s mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

International Peace Medallion (IPM) Recipient Medal
Awarded to those who have made significant contributions to foster world peace through relationship building, community development, and courageous empowerment leading to rapprochement, reconciliation, and resolution among individuals and their cultures.