Students will be recognized for their high academic achievement for the fall of 2016 during this year’s Honors Convocation to be hosted tonight at 6 p.m. in the Wold performing Arts Center.
Speakers for this ceremony will include President Kevin Ross and 2015-2016 Faculty Member of the Year, Dr. Sanne Unger.
“For the past four semesters I have pushed myself into maintaining [a high] GPA,” said Colleen O’Connell, senior. “When I get recognized for my hard work it makes it all worth it.”
There are various honorary titles that students may achieve when meeting certain academic standards.
Among these include the Dean’s List, which recognizes students who have completed a minimum of 12 semester credits with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Students who have earned Dean’s List honors for four consecutive semesters and who have maintained a grade point average of at least 3.5 are recognized by the Honor Society. The highest revered honor society, the President’s Honor Society, recognizes students who have earned Dean’s List honors for six consecutive semesters and who have maintained a minimum grade point average of 3.75.
“Maintaining honors requires daily sacrifices,” said Gavin Cohn, junior, who received Dean’s List honors recognition during last semester’s convocation. “But for me, it is all worth it in the end. You only have one chance to create your academic reputation.”
About 200 students make up the top 10 percent of Lynn’s student body who will be recognized for one of these honors. All are invited and welcome to attend the ceremony, regardless of qualification.
“The convocation is an opportunity to recognize students who have excelled academically,” said Dr. Gregg Cox, vice president of academic affairs. “[It’s] a chance for them to be seen by their peers and by the faculty.”
The Honors Convocation will conclude with light refreshments and a social hour. For more information on the event, how to get involved or for information regarding the qualifications for certain honors, visit lynn.edu.