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Academic Merit Convocation


Academic Merit Convocation

Recognizing Scholarship, Leadership, Excellence & Achievement

 

The 32nd Annual Academic Merit Convocation will be held on Monday, May 21, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the University Theatre.

Academic Merit Convocation (formerly Honors Convocation) is an awards ceremony that recognizes high-achieving students across all four undergraduate colleges (BCOE, CHASS, CNAS, SOBA).
**Students who are unable to attend the event can pick up their awards after June 1st at Undergraduate Education, 1100 Hinderaker.**
The following awards are presented each year during the Spring Quarter:
  • Academic Excellence Awards These awards recognize students, one from each undergraduate program, who are selected by their faculty for achieving excellence in their academics, and research or creative activity.

 

  • Outstanding Achievement Award Selected by their respective college deans, this award recognizes students for their exemplary achievement in academics and research or creative activity, their breadth of involvement in the college, and for their commitment to service and citizenship.

 

  • UCR Alumni Association Commencement Award Established in 1965 by the UCR Alumni Association, this award includes a lifetime membership in the organization. It is given to a distinguished student leader who has devoted significant time and effort to community services projects and programs.

 

  • Dean Loda Mae Davis Award Established in 1964 by the Prytanean Women’s Honor Society, this award is given in memory of UCR’s first Dean of Women by the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs. This award recognizes a graduating woman for her outstanding participation in extracurricular campus activities, leadership in campus organizations and academic achievement.

 

  • Dean Thomas L. Broadbent Award Given by the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs in memory of UCR’s first Dean of Students and established in 1965 by the Associated Men Students, this award recognizes a graduating male student for his outstanding participation in extracurricular campus activities, leadership in campus organizations and academic achievement.

 

  • Marguleas/Weiman Humanitarian of the Year Award Established in 1990 by Anthony Marguleas in honor of his grandparents, Joe and Belle Marguleas and Louis and Jessie Weiman, who dedicated their lives to the betterment of their community, this award recognizes a UCR undergraduate student who serves as a role model and inspiration to others. This award is given by the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs.

 

  • Rosemary S.J. Schraer Awards Given in memory of Rosemary S.J. Schraer, UCR Chancellor, 1987-1992, this award recognizes the academic excellence of two outstanding graduating seniors in the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences.

 

  • Marlan and Rosemary Bourns Awards for Bourns College of Engineering Given in honor of the continuing commitment of Marlan and Rosemary Bourns and Bourns, Inc., this award recognizes the academic excellence of two outstanding graduating seniors in the Bourns College of Engineering.

 

  • Delta Sigma Pi Key Award The Delta Sigma Pi Key Award honors the graduating senior business student with the highest grade point average from the School of Business Administration.

 

  • Tomás Rivera Awards Given in memory of Tomás River, UCR Chancellor 1979-1984, this award recognizes the academic excellence of two graduating seniors in the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences for outstanding academic and/or creative achievement and demonstrated commitment to community service.

 

  • Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement These awards are given by the Academic Senate to graduating seniors who have distinguished themselves by conducting an outstanding research project or creative work.

 

  • Dean’s Academic Distinction Awards Recognizes undergraduate students maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.90 or above by awarding a pin each year that the GPA is maintained. In their graduating year, the award includes a medallion on which their pins may be placed. The decorated medallion may be worn over their graduation gown during Commencement Ceremonies.




Academic Merit Convocation

Academic Merit Convocation 2017 Program

Academic Merit Convocation 2016 Program

Academic Merit Convocation 2015 Program

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