Honors Convocation 2020

Convocation 2020

Although we were not able to hold our 2020 Honors Convocation event in person this spring due to the continued social distancing policies of the Governor and public health officials, it is important to recognize the tremendous accomplishments of our students.

This video highlights and recognizes the accomplishments of those students who have excelled in their various disciplines to earn Honors and High Honors in their major as well as those who have been granted special awards and recognition for outstanding achievements.

We wish all our students a sincere congratulations on their outstanding accomplishments!


Honors Convocation Awards
Alumni Association Awards

Scholarship Recipients

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Awards

English Honors & Peter B. Allan Award

History Honors & Clio Award

Political Science Honors & Publius Award

Multidisciplinary Awards: Mary G. Maybury Scholarship & Emily Flint Scholarship

Anthropology Honors, Award for Outstanding Senior, Award for Exceptional Sophomore & Howard Sargent Memorial Scholarship

Criminal Justice Honors & Award for Outstanding Senior

Human Services Honors

Psychology Honors, Award for Outstanding Senior, Catherine T. Crochiere Memorial Award & Award for Exceptional Sophomore

Communication Honors, Academic Achievement Award, Media Studies Award, Media Production Award & Marrer Award for Excellence in Mass Communication

Communication Journalism Award

Fine and Performing Arts: Paul Galkin Memorial Scholarship, Ellen & Eugene R. Schiavone Scholarship, Music Honors & Haines Girls Music Award

Sports Media Honors

School of Education Honors

General Studies Honors

Integrated Studies Honors


College of Health and Natural Sciences Awards

Apollon Valakis Scholarship 

Ian Sinclair Memorial Scholarship

Frederick M. Robbins Memorial Scholarship

Betsy George Scholarship

Burns Dion Preston Scholarship

Biology Honors, Citizenship Award & Faculty Citation

Richard T. Desmond Chemistry Achievement Award

Environmental Science Honors

Environmental Sciences Faculty Award

Environmental Studies Honors

Health Sciences Honors

Public Health Honors

Nursing Honors

Emergency Medical Services Honors

College of Business Awards

Gianaris Family Scholarship

Randolph Hendler Scholarship

Patterson Scholarship

Wollmar Award

May-Lawrence Award

College of Business Honors


Honors Program Graduates

Academic Affairs

Paul M. Kotila Scholarship

Clifford H. Coles Scholarship

Doris G. Alexander Scholarship

Stella S. Fogelman Honors Program Scholarship

John Zuchara Prize



Rebekah Jean Hazleton and Leah Elizabeth Varney have earned the distinction of being named Valedictorians for the Class of 2020. These two outstanding undergraduate students achieved identical GPAs and will share the role. Click here to read more about Rebekah and Leah.