Several honors and awards are presented by the Chancellor during commencement ceremonies to recognize contributions of scholarship and creative activity, service, and/or financial support to UNO that have made a lasting impact on the institution. Please help us identify faculty, staff, and community supporters whose contributions to the university are worthy of recognition.
Honorary doctoral degrees are for individuals who have attained achievements of extraordinary and lasting distinction through their service to the university, Nebraska, or to humanity or the community through public service. Retired faculty/staff, community members, supporters are eligible.
UNO Chancellor’s Medal
The UNO Chancellor’s Medal is one of the ways that the university honors one of its own. This award recognizes extraordinary service to UNO by a faculty or staff member through scholarship, university service, research, or creative arts. Full-time faculty and staff are eligible.
Order of the Tower
The Order of the Tower is awarded to individuals whose exemplary service and/or financial support have advanced the UNO mission. This award is the highest honor given to community leaders whose lasting gifts have left an indelible mark on the institution.
About the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.