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WIU honors scholars

Published: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

The Academic Honors Convocation held Friday at Western Illinois University honored College, Departmental and Honors scholars and graduates who have earned academic distinction throughout their WIU careers.

Students each receive a medallion for each honor, which they wear at Commencement ceremonies. College Scholars also receive a cash award from the WIU Foundation.

College Scholars are determined by their outstanding academic excellence and service through the deans’ offices, upon recommendation by faculty. A Departmental Scholar is an outstanding degree candidate in an academic major as determined by the faculty in the major department. An Honors Scholar is a student in the Centennial Honors College who has completed a set of honors requirements and has achieved a grade point average of at least 3.4 on a 4.0 scale.

Approximately 10 percent of graduating seniors achieve academic distinction, which is designed as Summa Cum Laude, highest academic distinction, with a minimum grade point average of 3.90; Magna Cum Laude, high academic distinction, with a GPA of 3.75-3.89; and Cum Laude, academic distinction, with a GPA between 3.60-3.74.

Local students receiving honors were:

DeKalb – Daniel A. Honeyman, Graphic Communication, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude

Genoa – Andrew C. Brown, Economics (Bachelor of Arts) Departmental Scholar, Honors Scholar, will graduate with high academic distinction, Magna Cum Laude

Sycamore – Diane Kasper, Music, Honors Scholar

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