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St. Olaf celebrates academic excellence with Honors Day

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St. Olaf College held its annual Honors Day on Friday, May 6, welcoming students, families, faculty, staff, and the St. Olaf Board of Regents to the convocation held in Boe Memorial Chapel.

This was the first time that the celebration had been held in person since 2019, and it was a joyous 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.

After a welcome from President David R. Anderson ’74, 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, Critical Language Scholarships, Rossing Physics Scholarships, Carnegie Endowment fellowships, and Gilman Scholarships.

Tosdal Professor of Music and St. Olaf Choir Conductor Anton Armstrong ’78 then delivered an Honors Day address titled “I Dream A World: Striving for A Community of Belonging.”

Listen to his address, and watch the entire Honors Day Convocation, below.