Hartwick Continues Honors Convocation Tradition May 1

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 announce the academic accomplishments of the student body.

Now, 79 years later, the tradition continues. Today, while the event is named “Honors Convocation,” the intent of the ceremony remains. The event serves to recognize exceptional academic achievement, celebrating excellence in scholarship.

The 2019 Honors Convocation Ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1 in Lambros Arena, Binder Physical Education Center, on the College campus. Hartwick College President Margaret L. Drugovich and members of the Hartwick College community will convene to honor and congratulate the recipients of 130 awards, including Faculty Scholars, Honors Program and Honors Society students, and John Christopher Hartwick Scholars.

“The students who will be honored have made the most of their Hartwick education,” said Drugovich. “Through international travel, research, service, and scholarship, they have taken risks and now reap the benefits of greater confidence and competence. We are delighted to celebrate them.”

Invitations to Award Honorees have been placed in campus mailboxes. 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 those who can’t attend the ceremony in person, the event will be accessible via webcast on the Honors Convocation webpage.

For more information, visit the Hartwick College Honors Convocation webpage, or contact Director of Retention Glenn Braddock at 607-431-4408 or braddockg@hartwick.edu.

Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,200 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:     David Lubell
E-mail:        lubelld@hartwick.edu
Phone:        607-431-4031

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