Hartwick Continues Honors Convocation Tradition May 4

April 26, 2016

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, 76 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; a celebration of excellence in scholarship.

The 2016 Honors Convocation Ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4 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 as well as Faculty Scholars, Honors Program and Honors Society students, and John Christopher Hartwick Scholars.

“By combining a liberal arts education with experiential learning, we inspire curiosity, creativity, critical thinking, personal courage, and an enduring passion for learning,” said Drugovich. “The students recognized at Honors Convocation are the evidence that we have succeeded. Their success is our success, and it is a great pleasure to recognize and 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 webcast on the Honors Convocation webpage at www.hartwick.edu/honorsconvocation.

For more information, visit the Hartwick College Honors Convocation website or contact Dean of Student Success Robin Diana at 607-431-4892 or dianar@hartwick.edu. To RSVP for the event, contact Beverly Vigna, assistant to the dean of Academic Affairs at 607-431-4409 or honorsconvocation@hartwick.edu.