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University to celebrate outstanding students, faculty, staff, alumni during Honors Week

UGA will celebrate outstanding students, faculty, staff and alumni at several events during Honors Week, April 15-19.

“The members of the university community who will be recognized during Honors Week study and work in a variety of fields but share a dedication to academic excellence that is a defining characteristic of the University of Georgia,” said Jere Morehead, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost.

The following Honors Week events are by invitation only unless otherwise noted. Classes will remain in session with no cancellations for Honors Day.

Public Service and Outreach will hold its annual meeting and awards luncheon April 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Georgia Center. The meeting and luncheon are open to the public, but registration is required at Chris Cummiskey, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, will deliver a keynote address on higher education’s role in economic development.

The Faculty Recognition Banquet will be held April 15 at 5:45 p.m. in the Magnolia Ballroom of the Georgia Center. Sponsored by the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, the event will recognize the winners of this year’s awards for teaching excellence, including the Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professorships and the Richard B. Russell Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching as well as faculty and staff who will be acknowledged as outstanding advisers and mentors.

The Terry College of Business will hold its Honors Day Ceremony April 17 at 9 a.m. in the Chapel. Graduate and undergraduate recipients of named scholarships and departmental awards will be honored as well as inductees to Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society.

The Presidential Honors Day Luncheon will be held April 17 at noon in Grand Hall of the Tate Student Center. The event will honor recipients of national and international scholarships; first honor graduates; the Student Government Association president, vice president and treasurer; and outstanding students in their final year of study from each of the colleges and schools.

The Honors Program Graduation Banquet will take place April 17 from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Classic Center. The event will recognize Honors Program students who have graduated in the summer or fall of 2012 as well as the graduating class of May 2013. The Lothar Tresp and Hatten Howard Outstanding Professor Awards as well as the Jere W. Morehead Award to an exceptional friend of the Honors Program will be presented.

The English department will hold it Honors Day program April 18 at 4 p.m. in Room 265 of Park Hall. Graduate and undergraduate recipients of named scholarships and departmental awards will be honored as well as faculty award recipients.

The UGA Research Foundation’s 34th annual Research Awards Banquet will be held April 18 at 5:30 p.m. in Mahler Auditorium of the Georgia Center. The event will recognize winners of Creative Research Awards and Medals, the Inventor’s Award, the Georgia BioBusiness Academic Entrepreneur of the Year Award as well as Distinguished Research Professors and postdoctoral and graduate student award recipients.

The UGA Alumni Awards Luncheon will take place April 19 at noon in Grand Hall of the Tate Student Center. Gordhan L. Patel will receive the Faculty Service Award, and the Honorable Norman S. Fletcher and John W. “Jack” Rooker will each receive the Alumni Merit Award.