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Academic excellence to be recognized during Honors Week

UGA will recognize outstanding students, faculty, staff and alumni at various events during Honors Week, April 16-20.

Honors Week acknowledges individuals who have made exemplary contributions at UGA for achieving excellence in scholarship, teaching, research and public service as well as those who have made exemplary contributions to the university. The traditional campus-wide Honors Day ceremony has been updated to a luncheon format that will recognize top graduating students and is now called the Presidential Honors Luncheon. In addition, various other events during the week will acknowledge accomplishments in individual schools, colleges and academic units and by UGA alumni.

“Honoring the success of our students as well as our faculty, staff and alumni allows us to focus on the stellar work being done at the  University of Georgia,” said Provost Jere Morehead. “This is the second year that we have organized these various, annual recognitions to all occur during Honors Week at UGA.”

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

On April 16, the Faculty Recognition Banquet will be held at 5:45 p.m. in the Magnolia Ballroom of the Georgia Center for Continuing Education Conference Center and Hotel. Sponsored by 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 same day, the Public ­Service and Outreach Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon will be held from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Georgia Center.

On April 18, the Terry College of Business will hold its Honors Day ceremony at 9 a.m. in the Chapel. The Presidential Honors Day Luncheon will be held at noon in the Grand Hall of Tate Student Center. Sigma Lambda Alpha Honor Society will hold its induction ceremony at 4 p.m. in Demosthenian Hall. 

The Honors Program Graduation Banquet will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Classic Center.

On April 19, the College of Education will hold its Faculty Awards Celebration from 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. in the Magnolia Ballroom of the Georgia Center. The English department’s Honors Day Ceremony will begin at 4 p.m. in room 265 of Park Hall.

The UGA Research Foundation’s Annual Creative Research Awards Banquet will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Mahler Auditorium of the Georgia Center. 

On April 20, the Alumni Association will hold its annual Alumni Awards Luncheon at noon in Grand Hall of the Tate Student Center.