UNH Salutes More Than 2,000
Students at Honors Convocation
Academic Ceremony is set for Saturday,
Contact: Lori Wright
UNH Media Relations
April 20, 2004
DURHAM, N.H. -- The University of New Hampshire will recognize the
academic achievements of 1,826 honors students and 303 Presidential
Scholars at its 2004 Honors Convocation, at 2 p.m., Saturday, May
8, 2004, at the Whittemore Center Arena.
The guest speaker for this year's ceremony will be Alasdair Drysdale,
professor of geography and chair of the Department of Geography.
The title of his address is "Lessons from Toot and Puddle (and
The ceremony is the university's way of recognizing the outstanding
academic achievement of its upper-class students. Juniors and seniors
with a GPA of 3.2 or greater will be recognized as Honors Students.
Seniors with a GPA of 3.7 or greater will be recognized as Presidential
Scholars and will be awarded gold cords along with their citations
to be worn at Commencement May 22.
Recipients of the following awards also will be recognized during
the ceremony: the Dean Williamson Award, The John W. McConnell Scholarship,
the Alumni Meritorious Service Award Association Prize, and the
University Folk Club award.
The ceremony will feature musical performances by the UNH Wind
Symphony and the UNH Chamber Singers. A reception will follow the
ceremony on the north lawn behind the Whittemore Center. Tickets
are not required. For more information call 603-862-4702.