Utah State University is seeking nominations for individuals to receive honorary degrees and distinguished service awards at the school's 1999 commencement exercises as well as nominations for the year 2000 commencement speaker.

The nominating process is open to all, said Jan Appuhn, assistant to the vice president for University Relations and Development at USU. Nominations will be accepted from the community at large and USU faculty, staff, students and alumni, she said. Nomination deadline is Sept. 30.Nominations should be sent to: Honorary Degrees and Awards Screen-ing Committee, Melanie Raymond, chairwoman, University Relations, Utah State University, 1440 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322-1440. Contact Appuhn at 797-1280 for more information or for the proper nominating forms, which must be fully completed for candidate consideration.