The University of Oregon first began recognizing citizen involvement in 1887 with the inauguration of the Honorary Degree. That first award was soon accompanied by others to recognize outstanding service to the institution. By honoring community leaders, UO alumni, and friends, the university was recognizing the important role that volunteers played in advancing the university's mission and core values. That tradition continues today, with the presentation of numerous awards at the institution level as well as at the individual school or college level. This site includes information about all past UO award winners, plus short descriptions of all awards offered past and present. We welcome your comments and suggestions about how to make this service more useful.