Union College to hold Honor’s Day Convocation on Thursday

By Jay Stancil

For the Mountain Advocate

 BARBOURVILLE, Ky. – Union College’s most accomplished students will be recognized later this month during the annual Honor’s Day Convocation.

“Honor’s Day Convocation gives us the opportunity each year to applaud the hard work and achievement of our student body,” said Union College President Marcia Hawkins, Ph.D.

The event will take place on Thursday, April 23, at 9:30 a.m. in Conway Boatman Chapel on the campus of Union College.

Dr. Hawkins will be joined by Dr. David Johns, Vice-President for Academic Affairs, in recognizing specific student achievements through nearly 40 Honor’s Day categories. Categories include the Dr. Mahlon A. Miller President Emeritus Award; Governor James D. Black Senior Award and the President’s Award. Students are also recognized with specific awards for outstanding achievement in their academic fields as well as for obtaining Dean’s List and Presidential Laureate status.

In addition to these Honor’s Day recognitions, the Union College Student Government Association will host a “passing the gavel” ceremony transitioning student leadership to a new delegation of Union students.

Honor’s Day Convocation precedes the Union College Baccalaureate program, scheduled for 7 p.m. on May 8 and Commencement ceremonies at 10:30 a.m. on May 9.