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Westminster College Revives Spring Honors Convocation, April 18

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Posted on Thursday, April 12, 2018

On Wednesday, April 18 following the Undergraduate Research and Arts Celebration, Westminster College is reviving a coveted tradition—the Spring Honors Convocation. The Spring Honors Convocation is a ceremony recognizing the academic achievements of Westminster students. The program starts at 4 p.m. and will be held in Orr Auditorium.

Vice president for academic affairs and dean of the College Dr. Jeffrey S. Coker will recognize the Fall 2017 Dean's List; additional scholarship recipients; and members of the honor societies Lambda Sigma, Mortar Board and Omicron Delta Kappa. Coker will also assist Dr. Bethany Hicok, professor of English and Honors Program coordinator, in recognizing students who have completed the All-College Honors Program.

Sarah Smith, senior accounting major and president of Pi Sigma Pi, will lead the tapping ceremony for induction of new members into the honor society. Pi Sigma Pi is a local scholastic honor fraternity whose purpose is to honor superior students. Requirements for membership include a 3.6 average and completion of 80 semester hours.

Division and school chairs will announce scholarships awarded to student in their various disciplines, and assistant professor of education and NCAA faculty athletics representative Dr. Sararose Lynch will announce the scholar-athlete awards.

Mr. Carllos Lassiter, dean of student affairs, 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 Smithey, professor of political science and First-Year Program coordinator, will present the first-year student research prize awards.

Olivia Schmidt, senior music education and Spanish double major, will lead the singing of the Alma Mater.

For more information, contact Darlene McCoy at or 724-946-7120.