Honors Convocation

Near the end of the spring semester, shortly before the Marshall University Commencement, the Elizabeth Gibson Drinko Honors Convocation provides an inspiring, campus-wide celebration of exceptional undergraduate student achievement. Named in 1994 for an extraordinary friend of Marshall, the evening ceremony and reception has always been a means to publicly recognize graduating students that complete a distinct curriculum of honors coursework, in addition to their major programs, as members of the Honors College. It is also a way to provide all students at different points in their course of study special recognition and commendation for clearly and effectively demonstrated excellence in academic achievement, research, or service.  The college contacts departmental chairs in the first half of the spring semester to solicit nominations for honors and awards that are determined by each department to be presented at the convocation.

Beginning in Spring 2020, the Honors College will archive the present year and many past year programs produced for the convocation on Marshall Digital Scholar. Copies can be viewed and downloaded there.

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