Academic Honors Convocation

TBA September 2020

Time and location will be established when the commencement ceremony schedule is finalized, estimated to be by July 1.

The event will be streamed live via this page. Here is the video from last year:

Academic Excellence Faculty Awards 2019-20

Faculty awards are granted through an open nomination process and thoughtful review by the peers serving on the Faculty Award Committee.

Community Engaged Learning Award is presented by the Center for Community Engagement.

Compass Award is presented by Career and Professional Development.

Faculty Award

Faculty and Department

Academic Citizenship

Jay Ciaffa, Philosophy

Collaborative Work and Innovation

Adriana Wissel, Counselor Education


Marianne Poxleitner, Biology

(Non Tenure-Track)

Don Hackney, Business Administration

Professional Contributions

Jeffrey Ramirez, Nursing

Professional Contributions 

John Tadrous, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Diversity Leadership

Elizabeth Goldstein, Religious Studies

Teaching Excellence

Betsy Bancroft, Biology and Environmental Studies

Teaching Excellence

Gloria Chen, Religious Studies

Teaching Excellence
(Non Tenure-Track)

Cathy DeHart, Business Administration

Community Engaged Learning

Joe Johnston, Sociology and Criminology


Rebecca Bull Schaefer,Management

Student Academic Achievement Awards 2019-20

Highest GPA Awards

  • First Year Class Award  - Matthew Hollingworth
  • Second Year Class Award - Michael Driver
  • Third Year Class Award - Tristan Call 
  • Fourth Year Class Award - Megan Glenski
  • William A. Garrigan, S.J. Award - Brian Bowers

Departmental Awards

  • Community Engaged Learning Student of the Year - Duc Hoang
  • Human Physiology Major of the Year - Martina Hunt
  • Jerome Nadal, SJ, Returning Adult Award - Sean Cassat
  • Scholar Athletes of the Year
    • Maren Johnson
    • Megan Glenski
    • Simon Homedes Dualde
    • Ian Melder
  • School of Business Administration Excellence
    • Brian Bowers
    • Rachel DeSimone
    • Anthony Kaskurs
    • Christopher Keane
  • School of Education Excellence Awards
    • Elementary Education - Erin Beal
    • Secondary Education - Ho'opi'i Kau'i
  • School of Engineering and Applied Science Outstanding Senior - Eugene Krug
  • Pat Ruzyla Nursing Award
    • Oscar Ramos
    • Lindsay Maghan
  • Nursing Outstanding Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Holly Ebel
  • Nursing Outstanding Nurse Practitioner - Lindsay Brookhart
  • Nursing Outstanding Doctor of Nursing Practice - Patricia Funkhouser
  • Eva Lassman Memorial Student Research Award (Institute for Hate Studies
    • Minaj Thirupal
    • Christopher Combs (runner-up)
  • College of Arts and Science Awardees