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.

Avron Fogelman

2022 – Avron Fogelman
Businessman, sports enthusiast and philanthropist

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President's Distinguished Service Medallion

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

2022 Barbar Medallion

2022 – Anthony Barbar, B.B.A. '78
Former chair of FAU’s Board of Trustees

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President's Talon Award

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

Bob Stilley, President Kelly and MaryLynn Magar

2022 – President Kelly with the Talon Award honorees.

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