Annual Gustavus Honors Day Recognizes Student Achievements

Posted on May 1st, 2006 by

On May 6, 2006, Gustavus Adolphus College will host Honors Day, an annual event that recognizes the academic excellence and achievements of students. This year, more than 800 students will be recognized.

Highlights of the event include the announcement of inductees to Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious academic honors fraternity.

The selection of students to the Guild of St. Ansgar, named in honor of the first Christian missionary to Scandinavia, and the announcement of 14 female juniors to the Guild of St. Lucia, in honor of Gustavus’ Swedish heritage, will also take place. Both guilds recognize academic, extra curricular, and leadership achievements.

Departmental honor and scholarship awards are announced alongside institutional scholarships and the president’s honor list, comprising students who have a GPA of 3.7 or higher.

Morning activities include an opening reception hosted by the Faculty Senate and the Honors Convocation in Christ Chapel at 10:30 a.m. In the afternoon, senior studio art majors will hold their annual exhibition in the Hillstrom Museum of Art. Honors recitals, and the Gustavus Wind Orchestra’s spring concert will be held in Christ Chapel. Click here for a more detailed schedule of events.

For more information regarding the event, contact Dana Lamb in the Office of Special Events at (507) 933-7520 or e-mail


Media Contact: Director of Media Relations and Internal Communication JJ Akin


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