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Honors Day Celebrates Students

Approximately 180 pharmacy students will be honored on Saturday, April 10 as the college joins the university in observing Honors Day 2010.

The university will recognize a total of 6,819 students campus-wide during the 62nd annual Honors Day ceremonies in the university's Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Concert Hall.  Two separate ceremonies are planned.

The pharmacy students and their guests will attend an awards luncheon hosted by the college and sponsored by the University Cooperative Society.  From there, they will attend the 2 p.m. university recognition for honorees in the College of Communication, Cockrell School of Engineering, College of Fine Arts, College of Natural Sciences, College of Pharmacy and School of Social Work.  An earlier ceremony will recognize honors students from the School of Architecture, McCombs School of Business, College of Education, Jackson School of Geosciences, College of Liberal Arts and School of Nursing.

Of the student honorees, a total of 5,355 will be given the honorary title of college scholar while 1,464 will be recognized as distinguished college scholars.   The UT Tower will be lit orange in their honor on April 10.  

Michael Adams, distinguished teaching associate professor in the College of Liberal Arts' Department of English, will deliver the 2010 Honors Day address at both ceremonies. Adams is director of the Dobie-Paisano Writer-in-Residence Program and associate director of the James A. Michener Center for Writers.

The student speaker at both ceremonies will be Grace M. Eckhoff of Haiti, a 2010 British Marshall Scholar.

Introduced in 1948, Honors Day is a pre-commencement event honoring students who have achieved academic excellence. The Honors Day Convocation includes a procession of student honorees, presentation of medallions to distinguished college scholars by academic deans, inspirational messages and celebratory music.

Students recognized at Honors Day receive honors cords, provided by the University Co-op, that may be worn at commencement.

To qualify for participation in Honors Day and be designated a college scholar, a student must be registered as an undergraduate and have a grade-point average of at least 3.5. Distinguished college scholars are undergraduates with an in-residence university grade-point average of at least 3.8.

Last Reviewed: April 6, 2010

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