2013 Honors Convocation Recognizes Outstanding Poets

Monday, April 15, 2013

Dozens of Whittier College students were bestowed with various honors from departments and college heads for their dedication to academics and service at the 2013 Spring Honors Convocation. Of note, more than 60 students were recognized for securing academic fellowships and research internships.

Click here to see a full list of student honorees.

Professor of History and the 2012 Harry W. Nerhood Teaching Excellence Award recipient Elizabeth Sage delivered the keynote address. Click here to read her speech.

Later in the program, Professor of Theatre and Communication Arts Brian Reed was named the 2013 Nerhood Award winner.

"We received many testimonials about our winner from students, alumni, and current faculty," said Dean of Faculty Charlotte Borst during her presentation of the Nerhood Award. "Several themes prevailed in these letters that attest to Brian's excellence in teaching. Students and alumni reported how much he cared about them and challenged them... Students also lauded Brian's assistance in professional preparation for the real world."

Honors convocation was part of Family Weekend—a two day event designed to showcase student accomplishments. Among numerous activities, the weekend included parent workshops, a reception at Wardman House, state of the college address by President Sharon Herzberger, Backpack-to-Briefcase alumni discussion, and concluded with the annual Hawaiian Islanders Club Luau.

Click here to see photos of family Weekend.

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