St. Olaf celebrates academic excellence with Honors Day
St. Olaf College held its annual Honors Day on Friday, May 3, a celebration of student academic accomplishments, a time to express gratitude for faculty members, and an opportunity to say “thank you” to alumni and friends of the college who provide scholarships.
“St. Olaf College dedicates the first Friday of May to recognizing the outstanding academic achievements of our students in a celebration we call Honors Day,” President David R. Anderson ’74 said as he welcomed students, families, faculty, staff, and the St. Olaf Board of Regents to the Honors Day Convocation held in Boe Memorial Chapel.
Provost and Dean of the College Marci Sortor opened the convocation by congratulating students named to dean’s list and academic honor societies, as well as those who had received special honors including Fulbright fellowships, Goldwater Scholarships, Critical Language Scholarships, Rossing Physics Scholarships, and Boren Scholarships.
St. Olaf Professor of French Mary Cisar delivered an Honors Day address titled Words, Stories, Honors.
Listen to her address, and watch the entire Honors Day Convocation, below.