Honors Convocation recognizes high-achieving students

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Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 at 4:45 PM

The Academic Honors Convocation was held on Friday, where 264 students were recognized for their achievements as students, athletes and leaders.

The event recognized graduating seniors who earned grade point averages of 3.4 to 4.0, in addition to students who earned associate degrees with distinction. Fifty-nine students earned Summa Cum Laude honors (3.8-4.0 GPA), 75 students earned Magna Cum Laude honors (3.6- 3.79 GPA) and 78 students earned Cum Laude honors (3.4-3.59 GPA).

Twenty-eight students also received gold cords, indicating they fulfilled all the requirements of the Edinboro University Honors Program.

Emily Kling and Justin Ransel were both named Scholar Athletes of the Year, and Breanna Purnell was announced as a finalist for the 2017 Syed R. Ali-Zaidi Award for Academic Excellence, in which each of the 14 Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education schools nominates a top student, according to a press release from Edinboro University.

Thirteen members of the Edinboro Reserve Training Corps were recognized as candidates for commissioning as U.S. Army officers, according to the same press release.

President Dr. H. Fred Walker also presented the 2017 Faculty Member of the Year, Scholar of the Year and Advisor of the Year awards.

Dr. Roger Solberg, professor in the English and Philosophy Department; Dr. Paul Rovang, professor in the English and Philosophy Department; and Dr. George Richards, professor in the criminal justice, anthropology and forensic studies department, all received these rewards, respectively.

Dakota Palmer can be reached at eupnews.spectator@gmail.com. 

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