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UGS Students Recognized at Honors Day

This Saturday, April 12, eight Undergraduate Studies students will be celebrated for their outstanding academic achievements at the 66th annual Honors Day Convocation.

“Honors Day is the university’s way of saying ‘great job’ to our very best students,” said Brent Iverson, dean of the School of Undergraduate Studies. “It is a real privilege to be able to congratulate them in person on Saturday.”

One of those students, Danny Xu, has met the rigorous academic standards to earn the title of Distinguished College Scholar. This is the second time since the school’s students became eligible for the award in 2011 that a UGS student has earned that distinction.

In addition, seven other UGS students have earned the title of College Scholar, up from four in 2013.

The School of Undergraduate Studies will be well-represented at the Honors Day ceremonies. Dean Iverson will serve as the master of ceremonies for the program, and Associate Dean Larry Abraham will serve as the college marshal. In addition, Lori Holleran Steiker, professor for the “Young People & Drugs” Signature Course and chair of the Signature Course Advisory Committee, will deliver the Honors Day address.

“We are very proud of the students in the School of Undergraduate Studies who have qualified for recognition at Honors Day,” Abraham said. “Their outstanding academic performance demonstrates not only how dedicated they are to learning, but also how successful our advising, counseling, and academic support programs are.”

To become either a College Scholar or Distinguished College Scholar, each student had to meet a set of rigorous standards based on grade point average and course hours completed.

Congratulations to our School of Undergraduate Studies students and to all of the high-achieving UT students being honored this Saturday.

Written by: 
Trent Lesikar