Honors Day 2008
Pharmacy professional degree students who have achieved the highest levels of success in their academic studies during the past year took center stage on Saturday, April 12 as The University of Texas at Austin and the College of Pharmacy observe Honors Day 2008.
This year marked the 60th anniversary of Honors Day, a program that was initiated in 1948 to recognize student academic excellence. The observance serves as a prelude to commencement and includes ceremonial elements such as an academic procession, orange honors cords worn by students, inspirational messages and celebratory music.
Recognized students are designated as a college scholar or a distinguished college scholar based upon criteria established by the university. Included in that criteria, college scholars must have achieved an in-residence university grade-point average of at least 3.5 while distinguished college scholars must have an in-residence university grade-point average of at least 3.8. A total of 180 Pharm.D. students are being recognized by the college as either college scholars or distinguished college scholars.
Approximately 80 students enrolled in the Pharm.D. professional sequence participated in a luncheon and ceremony hosted by the college at the Campus Club on Saturday prior to the university-wide event on Saturday afternoon in Gregory Gymnasium.