By Victoria Alvarez & Christina Diabo
Lynn prides itself in the many honors and achievements of its students. One of the many ways Lynn recognizes and rewards these students is through the annual Honors Convocation.
“The Honors Convocation is a great program that allows us students to finally get recognized for the hard work we put in every day. It’s an amazing feeling no matter if you’re a freshman who stands for Dean’s honors or a junior/senior who walks for the President’s high honors,” said Paige Gilson, senior.
Originally, this semester’s Honors Convocation was scheduled to take place before Hurricane Irma. However, the event has been rescheduled before Parents and Families Weekend on Oct. 11 giving the entire Lynn community the chance to attend the Convocation.
“I am excited to go to the Honors Convocation,” said Megan Selfridge, junior. “Now that the event has been rescheduled closer to parents weekend, I like how student affairs is acknowledging that the Convocation is a big deal, giving the chance for families to come as well.”
The Honors Convocation will recognize the students that received honors in the Spring of 2017, based on their final grades. Based on their grade point averages and academic history, students will be recognized on the dean’s list as well as be recognized as members of the Honor Society and President’s Honor Society.
“I think it is important for students to be present to receive the recognition from their peers that they deserve,” said Dr. Gregg Cox, vice president for academic affairs. “That is why we have the Honors Convocation, so students who have achieved those academic honors can be honored by their peer group.”
The Office of Academic Affairs asks the students that have been invited to attend so that they can be properly recognized for their hard work. The event is open to the entire Lynn community, families and friends, to honor the achievement of these students.
“The great part about the Honors Convocation is it’s a night where you are appreciated for your hard work. You’re not just a number to Lynn, instead you’re recognized,” said Gilson.
The Honors Convocation will serve as a positive kickoff to Parents and Families Weekend.
This year, Parents and Families Weekend, beginning on Friday, Oct. 13, will feature a men’s soccer game, a Live at Lynn theatre production, a movie night, a new Perper Residence Hall tour and more.
The weekend’s signature event, the Lynn Family picnic, will allow parents and families of students to enjoy live music, giveaways, activities and lots of food.