The Honors Celebration is arguably the most exciting Honors College tradition. An Honors Dean, who will remain nameless, has been known to mention that it’s his favorite day of the year. On the morning of the day before commencement, all of the Honors graduates, their advisors, and families and friends gather to celebrate the achievements of our graduates and to share a hearty brunch. At the ceremony, after endless remarks, recognition of several undergraduate award winners, and some good food, the Dean recognizes each graduate, calling them individually to the front of the room while mangling their thesis title. The advisor then presents the Honors Medallion, and the student is given an Honors Vase and graduation certificate.
We encourage you to experience the feeling for yourself…we cannot express in words the feelings of pride and pleasure that are associated with celebrating such accomplishments.
Image Description: Professor Chris Cronan presents Jessica Sheldon '03 with her Honors Medallion
Image Description: Two great friends of Honors, Dennis Rezendes and Arline Thomson, chat at the 2003 Honors Celebration.
Image Description: 2004-2005 Thesis Support Group - they made it!
Image Description: Barbara and Charlie with 2005 graduate, Andrea Pelletier
Image Description: Around the room, 2006 Celebration
Image Description: Pink Shirt Salute to Charlie, 2006 Celebration
Image Description: 2007 Class Gift Presentation
Image Description: Charlie with 2008 graduates, Emma Wojtal, Marianne Schneider and Meghan Simonds