Honors Convocation

Hartwick Continues Honors Convocation Tradition May 7

April 18, 2014

On April 24, 1940, Hartwick College's "Scholastic Honor Day" began as a community-wide event in which faculty, staff, students and parents convened to call out the academic accomplishments of the student body.

Now, 74 years later, the tradition continues. Today, while the event is now called "Honors Convocation," the intent of the ceremony remains. The event serves to recognize exceptional academic achievement; a celebration of excellence in scholarship.

The 2014 Honors Convocation Ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 7 in Lambros Arena, Binder Physical Education Center. Hartwick College President Margaret L. Drugovich and members of the Hartwick College community will convene to honor and congratulate the recipients of more than 150 awards granted by academic departments and programs, as well as by several staff departments.

"Hartwick's mission statement reflects the goal of this education experience - by combining a liberal arts education with experiential learning we endeavor to inspire curiosity, creativity, critical thinking, personal courage and an enduring passion for learning. The students recognized at Honors Convocation give form to these aspirations," said Drugovich. "These students, and the faculty who mentor them, demonstrate the durable impact of a high quality education."

Invitations to Award Honorees will be placed in campus mailboxes between April 19 -24. Awardees are welcome to invite as many family members and other guests as they wish. The event is free and the public is invited to attend.

For more information, visit the Hartwick College Honors Convocation website or contact Honors Convocation Coordinator and Associate Dean and Director U.S. Pluralism Programs Harry Bradshaw Matthews at 607-431-4428 or To RSVP for the event, contact Beverly Vigna, assistant to the dean of Academic Affairs at 607-431-4409 or

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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 an experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a distinctive January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for not just their first jobs, but for the world ahead. A Three-Year Bachelor's Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable.

Contact: Valerie Capullo
Phone: 607-431-4031