It’s spring and Honors students, faculty, and staff are busy as the end of the academic year approaches. Graduation is a high point of the academic year and the Honors Program will recognize the accomplishments of another stellar class of 268 students at the Honors Graduate Recognition Ceremony on May 13th. Our guest speaker is Dr. Robert Keller. Bob is Professor of Economics and served as director of the Honors Program for 13 years.
Our continuing students are scattering for the summer. Some are studying abroad in Honors seminars and courses in Oxford, Rome, and Zambia; some are staying in town to work, conduct research or internships, or take classes; others are traveling, interning, and serving at home and abroad. For those staying in the area, we are offering Honors seminars during the summer session to give our students greater flexibility in completing graduation requirements.
Our students continue to distinguish themselves with prestigious scholarships. The most recent example is Elizabeth Hale, who was awarded a Harry S. Truman Scholarship (http://source.colostate.edu/elizabeth-hale-named-truman-scholar/). I also want to recognize Honors students Sarah Bibbey and Emily Robitschek, who were the other finalists from CSU. With three truly outstanding candidates, there was a good chance that one of them would be selected to represent Colorado. Eliz has been studying Arabic since high school. She graduates in December with a degree in International Studies and plans to start the Ph.D. program in Arabic and Islamic Studies at Georgetown University next fall.