UGA recognizes 14 spring First Honor Graduates
June 2, 2011Print
Athens, Ga. - The University of Georgia bestowed First Honor Graduate distinctions on 14 students at Commencement ceremonies on May 13 at Sanford Stadium.
The honor is presented to students who have maintained a perfect 4.0 cumulative grade point average throughout their undergraduate studies as well as all college-level transfer work attempted prior to or following enrollment at the university. This year's students graduated summa cum laude and ranked in the top one percent of their 4,000-member class.
"We commend these students for their high standards of personal excellence and for their outstanding achievement," said UGA President Michael F. Adams. "We wish them well as they pursue their varied interests."
UGA began recognizing First Honor Graduates in 1978 rather than designating a graduating senior as valedictorian.