Thursday, April 4, 2013
UWG will honor its top students on Tuesday, April 9, at its annual Honors Convocation ceremony. The university has cancelled classes from noon to 5 p.m. so that students can attend the ceremony, which begins at 1:30 p.m. The Honors Convocation will be held in the Townsend Center.
Honors Convocation, a yearly event at UWG since 1964, recognizes the superb academic achievements of undergraduate students. Each academic department, plus several other academic areas, will recognize at least one highly achieving student during the ceremony.
Melanie Hildebrandt, program specialist at the Honors College, explained more about this award. “Annually, each of the thirty-five institutions in the University System of Georgia is asked to select one student as its representative for Academic Recognition Day honors awarded by the Board of Regents and the Georgia Legislature,” Hildebrandt said. “The student chosen must be representative of outstanding scholastic achievement on his or her campus, have a GPA of 4.0 or very close to it, be an undergraduate, and a resident of Georgia. Nominations are made to the President of the University by the Honors College Dean, who reviews the academic and University service record of the nominees in consultation with the Honors College Committee.”