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UNH Salutes More Than 2,000 Students at Honors Convocation
Academic Ceremony is set for Saturday, May 8

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 Monsieur Eek)."

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.