Presidential Awards and Honorary Doctorates

Florida Atlantic University has established several awards to honor those who have rendered service of exceptionally high value to the University and the community at large. Two of those awards – the President's Distinguished Service Medallion and the President's Talon Award – are presented by the University President. The FAU Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters is presented to individuals of outstanding achievement who are selected collaboratively by the President, the University Provost and the Honors and Awards Committee of the University Faculty Senate.

Florida Atlantic University Honorary Doctorate Recipients

Florida Atlantic University awards the Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree on a very selective basis to recognize eminent achievement in scholarship, outstanding achievement in the arts and/or high distinction in public service.

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2018 – Frank T. Brogan
FAU alumnus, former president, and Assistant Secretary of Elementary and Secondary Education for the U.S. Department of Education

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President's Distinguished Service Medallion

The President's Distinguished Service Medallion is awarded by the President of Florida Atlantic University to recognize and celebrate individuals who have rendered services of extraordinary value to the University and the community at large.

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2019 – Carly Asher Yoost, B.A. '09
Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Child Rescue Coalition

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President's Talon Awards

The President's Talon Award is presented annually during Homecoming Week to a person or organization in recognition of outstanding service to the University.

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2019 – Christine E. Lynn

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