Yes, it’s already time to start thinking about Honors Day 2019 — we’ve come a long way since our first ceremony, back in 2002 (above). Sure, it’s still on the balcony but the food’s a lot better now. And we’re able to recognize quite a few more of our excellent students.
This year the Department has its annual event — to which all majors and minors are invited — beginning around noon on Friday, April 5, but the A&S grad ceremony is on Monday, April 1, at 4 pm in the Recital Hall of Moody Music Hall (where Prof. Simmons, our Grad Director, will be representing REL) and the A&S undergrad ceremony is Friday, April 5, at 10 am in the main hall of Moody (with Prof. Altman, our Undergrad Director, making the presentations on behalf of REL).
Because we need to provide the information to A&S well in advance of these events (so they can produce their annual Honors Day booklet), REL has already decided on its recipients for this year. So letters are going out to everyone who will be receiving an award in April, so that they’re able to let us know that they can attend either the A&S events or the Department’s. (We don’t always have local addresses, so they’ve been sent to the address in the UA info system, so watch the mail.)
We’ll soon be updating the sites for the Silverstein, Goodwyn, and Outstanding Student awards, with the names of this year’s awardees, so we hope you’ll give them each a pat on the back (high 5? fist bump?) for a job well done.
Oh, and one more thing: our Alum Liaison Committee will be attending and presenting a new award (you should consider applying); so we’re hoping more graduates of REL who are in the region will take this chance to start (re-)attending Honors Day in REL — we’d love to see you back on the balcony.