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Honor's Day 2016

Honors Day at SIUC commemorates the accomplishments of the University’s highest achieving students, those who have maintained a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale for both their total undergraduate studies at SIU Carbondale and their transfer credits. In our College, a total of 510 students met the minimum requirements: 57 Freshmen; 66 Sophomores; 120 Juniors, and 267 Seniors. Among these 510 students, 247 students maintain a GPA 3.75 or above, 105 students maintain a GPA 3.90 or above. Given the rigorous demands of our academic programs, these students are really outstanding.

This year’s Honors Day ceremonies were held on Saturday, April 9, 2016. The University event started at 2:00pm in the SIU Student Center Ballrooms with remarks by Chancellor Colwell and Dr. Christina Linda Lyons, which was followed by the College ceremony at 3:30pm in the TEC. More than 100 students were recognized by Chairs, Directors, faculty, staff, families and friends. Mr. Neil Black, Professor of Automotive Technology, was the Master of Ceremonies. The ceremony honored student achievement as well as the role faculty, staff, and alumni play in student success. Ms. Camelle Logan, President & CEO of TeamingSolution for Education and the President of the CASA Board of Counselors, introduced the 2015-16 CASA Distinguished Alumni Award recipient, Ms. Paula Staab Polk. Professor Jennifer Sherry, the 2015 E.J. and Mary C. Simon Distinguished Faculty Award recipient introduced Richard McKinnies, the 2016 E.J. and Mary C. Simon Distinguished Faculty Award recipient. Both Ms. Staab Polk and Professor McKinnies delivered a touching and inspiring speech to the students who were honored on Saturday. All Honors Day photos below were provided by Dr. Becky Robinson.

The CASA Honors Day Committee has done an outstanding job in planning and organizing this year’s Honors Day event. Thanks to Mr. Carroll Walker, the ceremony was broadcast live to all our 15 offcampus program sites throughout the nation via Adobe Connect. I would like to extend my appreciation to the Honors Day Committee, staff members, and all of the volunteers who helped organize and facilitate this event. Thank you all!