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Westminster College Spring Honors Convocation, April 27

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Posted on Friday, April 22, 2022

Westminster College will present its Spring Honors Convocation recognizing the academic achievements of Westminster students at its annual Spring Honors Convocation at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, in the College’s Orr Auditorium.

Vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college Dr. Jamie McMinn will recognize the Fall 2021 Dean’s List; additional scholarship recipients; and members of the honor societies Lambda Sigma, Mortar Board and Pi Sigma Pi. McMinn will also assist Dr. Kristianne Kalata, associate professor of English and Honors Program director, in recognizing students who have completed the All-College Honors Program.

McMinn will also lead the tapping ceremony for the induction of new members into the Pi Sigma Pi honors society. Pi Sigma Pi is a local scholastic honors fraternity whose purpose is to honor superior students. Requirements for membership include a 3.6 average and completion of 80 semester hours.

Dr. Jeffrey T. Bersett, professor of Spanish and NCAA faculty athletics representative, will announce the scholar-athlete awards to students in various disciplines.

Gina Vance, vice president for student affairs and dean of students, will present the McQuiston Outstanding Service Awards and the Allen P. Splete Leadership and Service Award. Each award will be given to students who have shown selfless service and volunteerism on campus. Dr. Shannon I. Smithey, professor of political science and First-Year Program coordinator, will present the first-year student research prize awards.

Rachel Henry ’22, senior music education major from Titus, Ala., will lead the singing of the Alma Mater.

The event will be livestreamed on YouTube here.

For more information about Honors Convocation, contact Kim Winfield at or at 724-946-6358.