Honors Day 2008
Pharmacy professional degree students who have achieved the highest levels of success in their academic studies during the past year will take center stage on Saturday, April 12 as The University of Texas at Austin and the College of Pharmacy observe Honors Day 2008.
This year marks 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 will participate in a luncheon and ceremony hosted by the college at the Campus Club beginning at 10:30 a.m. Following the college program, the scholars will join with students from throughout the campus in the university-wide event scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. in Gregory Gymnasium.
In recognition of those recognized at Honors Day, the UT Tower will be illuminated entirely in orange on the evening of April 12.