J. Harry & Anna Jeanes Academic Honors Week Events

April 13-17, 2015, marks the 23rd Annual J. Harry & Anna Jeanes Academic Honors Week & Convocation. Endowed by J. Harry and Anna Jeanes and overseen by the Honors College, these events are focal points of our academic year and are an ongoing recognition and celebration of the rigorous and exciting undergraduate experience provided for our students. The Honors Convocation is held to jointly recognize undergraduate academic excellence across the University, including recognizing Outstanding Students from the College of Arts and Sciences, the Honors College, and the Schools of Business, Education, Engineering/Computer Science, Music, Nursing, and Social Work.


Honors Program/University Scholars Banquet
(by invitation only)
6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Barfield Drawing Room (Bill Daniel Student Center)

Celebrating the achievements of Honors Program & University Scholars Program seniors and their faculty mentors


Honors Week Convocation
2 p.m. Friday, April 17, 2015
Barfield Drawing Room

Due to limited seating, the Convocation primarily is an invitation-only event for recognized undergraduates and their faculty mentors.

The Convocation will begin with a piano prelude by Mr. Alex Kostadinov, Senior Piano Performance major (Baylor School of Music) from Moscow, Russia, to be followed by Interim Provost David Garland’s Welcome and Invocation. Dean Thomas Hibbs of the Honors College will give Words of Appreciation and introduce the keynote speaker, Ms. Skye Lynn Perryman, Counsel for Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale, and Dorr in Washington, DC. Ms. Perryman will give the keynote address on "Much Is Required." Interim Provost Garland will then recognize the Outstanding Students campus-wide, along with their respective department chairs/program directors and deans. Phi Beta Kappa inductees also will be recognized as a group for their accomplishments. The Convocation will conclude with the presentation of the Cornelia Marschall Smith Outstanding Professor of the Year Award. Immediately following the Convocation, all Outstanding Students will be invited to have their photographs taken with their respective department chairs/program directors and deans, and to attend a reception in the adjoining second-floor foyer of the Bill Daniel Student Center.