Spring Reception and Awards Ceremony

Honors faculty and students convene at the Honors College’s annual “Spring Reception and Awards Ceremony.” Held in the historic Missouri Theatre on April 9th, 2012, the ceremony honored over 30 students and faculty for their academic excellence and contributions. Among the many highlights of the event were Dr. Anne Deaton’s opening talk on the value of “public scholarship.” Here’s an excerpt from the talk: “Whether the course is in the arts and humanities, the hard or life sciences, business, social work, health professions, journalism, agriculture, engineering, or other disciplines—there are growing opportunities for you to take the knowledge you are gaining or exploring in that course into the community or onto the campus in ways that can benefit others and expand the knowledge base for all.” Another highlight of the ceremony was Dr. John McCormick’s award for “Outstanding Honors Faculty,” given to him by his beloved Chemistry students. McCormick taught an infamous and notorious “Honors Organic Chemistry” course. Finally, we were honored with the presence of Ed Blaine, a member of the Honors College’s first graduating class in 1963.