Becker College Honors Outstanding Students

Published on Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

In the weeks leading up to its 225th Commencement, Becker College is celebrating the achievements of its candidates for graduation as well as outstanding underclassmen. More than 40 students were recognized at the Academic Awards Ceremony on Thursday, April 18. Aspiring Scholar Awards were presented to 25 students—traditional undergraduates as well as adults in Accelerated and Professional Studies programs—in design, business, criminal justice, humanities, exercise science, education, psychology, organic chemistry, nursing, equine studies, and animal studies programs. Special awards honored exemplary students in the disciplines of English, nursing, and interior design, as well as student leaders whose focus on service, initiative, equality and diversity, or determination distinguished them among their peers.

Honor society inductions took place at a ceremony on Sunday, April 21. Thirty-six students, representing the top 10 percent of full-time juniors and seniors, were inducted into the Alpha Chi Honor Society. Of the Alpha Chi members, 16 were inducted into the Theta Chapter as Models of Excellence, having maintained a place in the top 10 percent of their class for both their junior and senior years. More than 75 high-achieving freshmen swelled the ranks of Alpha Lambda Delta, an honor society for first-time, full-time college students, with a 3.5 GPA during their first semester.

Yet to come are a number of additional awards earned by graduating seniors, to be awarded at the College’s Honors Convocation, Friday, May 10, on the Leicester Campus. In addition to two of the College’s highest awards, the Samuel May Award and the President’s Award, top honors will be presented to seniors in the 27 traditional and accelerated academic majors and concentrations, and 105 seniors who are graduating with honors—about 30% of the Class of 2013—will be recognized.