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History of the Macebearer Award

The Mace is symbolic of the member’s exemplary service to the University, its students, and greater society. The faculty member designated as Macebearer is usually one who has exhibited a longstanding commitment and service to the University community.

The award has been presented annually at the Chancellor’s Honors Banquet and dates back to 1960.

Macebearers carry the mace at commencement ceremonies for a one-year period.


Learn more about our Macebearers below.