Edinboro celebrates 2021 Academic Honors Convocation


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Edinboro University will gather on campus Friday, Nov. 19, at 4 p.m. for the Fall 2021 Academic Honors Convocation – one of the University’s most prestigious ceremonies– to honor the excellence demonstrated by Edinboro students.  

The ceremony will be held in Frank G. Pogue Student Center’s Multipurpose Room.

“The students we will recognize have demonstrated a commitment to learning, scholarship and personal excellence,” said Dr. Michael Hannan, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs. “As an academic community, we will honor the excellence attained by our students.”

Hannan will lead Friday’s ceremony, which will also feature a welcome by Interim President Dr. Dale-Elizabeth Pehrsson and student speaker Audrey MacPherson, a candidate for summa cum laude honors as a Bachelor of Fine Arts major in Graphic and Interactive Design.

Edinboro will recognize 20 students who earned summa cum laude honors (earning 3.8-4.0 GPA), 24 students who earned magna cum laude honors (3.6-3.79), 16 students with cum laude honors (3.4-3.59) and 10 students who earned associate degrees with distinction.

Additional speakers during the ceremony include Dr. Scott Miller, dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences and School of Business and interim dean, College of Science and Health Professions; Dr. Erinn Lake, dean of the School of Education and executive director of the School of Graduate Studies; and Dr. Roger Solberg, director of Edinboro University’s Honors College.

Edinboro University will also recognize Outstanding Departmental Graduates and students inducted into the University’s Academic Honor Societies.

Photo: Professor Dr. Jim Fisher bestows a gold stole upon Edinboro University graduate Jon Frawley during the most recent in-person Honors Convocation in 2019. Gold stoles are awarded to graduates who earn summa cum laude honors – a GPA between 3.8 and 4.0.