Hartwick Honors Convocation Tradition Continues May 10

April 4, 2012

Honors Convocation 1967When Hartwick College initiated its Scholastic Honor Day on April 24, 1940 it was celebrated as a community-wide event in which faculty, staff, students and parents recognized the academic accomplishments of the student body. Now, 72 years later, the tradition continues. The event is now called Honors Convocation, but the intent is the same-- it is Hartwick's special ceremony for academic achievement; a celebration of excellence in scholarship.

Honors Convocation 2012 will be held at 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 10 in Lambros Arena, Binder Physical Education Center. President Dr. Margaret L. Drugovich and members of the Hartwick College community will convene to honor and congratulate the recipients of more than 172 awards granted by academic departments and programs, as well as by several staff departments.

"For more than 70 years, Hartwick College has recognized its most outstanding student scholars during Honors Convocation," Drugovich said. "The awards bestowed are a testament to how a liberal arts education can unlock curiosity, creativity and a passion for learning. We are proud of these students, and proud of the faculty who have inspired and enabled them to pursue this level of academic excellence."

For the first time in a number of years, extra seats for the general audience are being made available for the growing number of students and staff members who come to enjoy the celebration.

Honors Convocation 2011Invitations to Award Honorees will be placed in campus mailboxes between April 23-27. Awardees are welcome to invite as many family members and other guests as they wish. The public is invited to attend.

For more information, visit the Honors Convocation website.

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Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,500 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick's expansive curriculum emphasizes a uniquely experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a unique January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for the world ahead. A Three-Year Bachelor's Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable

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