We take special pleasure in congratulating our 2020 Commencement honorees who have given their heart and soul to the University of Colorado and who are the university’s most revered Forever Buffs. These awards, given since 1882, recognize outstanding achievement and contributions to the university, the state, the nation or the world, and are symbolic of all that we aspire to be as a university. The University of Colorado Board of Regents approved the 2020 Regent’s Honorary Degrees, University Medals and Distinguished Service Awards highlighted on this page and in a special virtual ceremony at the Nov. 6, 2019, Board of Regents meeting.