Honors Program Salutes Academic Excellence April 22-26

April 21, 1997

Baylor University's Honors Program will host the fifth annual Harry and Anna Jeanes Academic Honors Convocation at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, in the McLean Foyer of Meditation in Armstrong-Browning Library.

The convocation is designed to recognize students from every unit of the university who have achieved academic excellence.

Dr. Benjamin Ladner, president of American University in Washington D.C., will speak on "The Pathology of Excellence." Prior to becoming president of American University in 1994, Ladner served as president of the National Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Sciences, a non-profit agency that brings together university professors to work on projects to improve the quality of education in the humanities, arts and sciences in the United States. Ladner earned his bachelor's degree from Baylor.

A reception, which features a display of research by Baylor honor students, will immediately follow the convocation.

"This event not only applauds students who have set and achieved high standards within their fields of study, but also reaffirms our commitment as a university to the importance of the intellectual pursuit," said Dr. Wallace Daniel, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, director of the Honors Program and The Ralph L. and Bessie Mae Lynn Professor of History.

Additionally as part of Honors Week, an Honors Program banquet, which recognizes senior honor students and their mentors, is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at Harrington House. Dan Pleitz, a Waco attorney and graduate of the Baylor Honors Program, will speak on "Reflections on the Platte River."

Academic Honors Week is made possible by an endowment of $100,000 from J. Harry and Anna Jeanes of Waco. Harry Jeanes served as a Baylor trustee for 18 years and was elected trustee emeritus in 1990. He served as chairman of the Baylor Board of Regents for two years.

For more information, contact Daniel at 755-3361

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