Recognition of Graduating Honors Students

A page used to recognize all Honors students graduating during the 2019-2020 school year.

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Congratulations, everyone! 

This school year, nearly 200 students successfully completed the Honors Program and are now Honors graduates (well, as soon as your official transcript is processed!). We are so proud of you. 

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 In honor of your achievements (and to say goodbye and good luck since we can't celebrate in person) we made you a video! It's not the same as Convocation or Commencement, but we hope you take some time to celebrate yourself and your hard work.  


All the best - 

Emma, Tamara, Bethany, Kirsten, Katherine, Sarah S., Sarah E., Chelsea, Luke, Andrew, and Joy



The Current: Volume 18, Issue 10 

Scholars, award winners, senior quotes, and more!

This issue of The Current is all about the accomplishments of our graduates and includes a letter from our Executive Director, Dr. Joy Hart. Also included is a photo review of February's Kentucky Honors Roundtable, at which some of our graduates presented, and news from Honors Student Council and The White Squirrel. 

Recognition of Graduates

Honors Scholars

For those of you who are graduating with the distinction of Honors Scholar, we wish we could give you your Scholars medals in person. Until we confirm a safe way to distribute them, will a printable version do for now? We have images of each side - Minerva and the Thinker.

Honors Program Graduates

You should have received the Honors pin to wear as you walked across the Yum Center stage. While it's not the same, here's an image of the pin for you to add to social media or your personal commemorative photos! We'll keep you updated about future shipping or pick-up! 

An image of Honors cords next to a list of Honors graduates.

Honors Awards

Each year, the Honors Program selects one or more students to recognize for their outstanding leadership and service. Traditionally, the recipient of our Outstanding Graduate award is asked to deliver a keynote address to the attendees at our annual Honors Convocation Awards Ceremony. Although we are sadly unable to host Convocation this year, this year's recipient graciously agreed to provide both a video and written copy of his address, which are both included in the newest issue of The Current.

Please join us in congratulating Spencer Cox!

Outstanding Honors Graduate: Spencer Cox

In addition to recognizing Spencer, we have selected two graduating seniors who have demonstrated Outstanding Service to Honors. We invited Emily and Danielle to share some written remarks with us about their undergraduate experience, which may be found in The Current

Congratulations, Emily and Danielle!

 Outstanding Service to Honors: Emily Behr and Danielle Graves


Finally, we would like to recognize two seniors who have been named recipients of other impressive awards. Congratulations, Dasha and Jenee!

The Woodcock Society Medal - Dasha Kolyaskina

The Omicron Delta Kappa Outstanding Senior - Jenee Hardin 


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