Annual Gustavus Honors Day Recognizes Student Achievements

Posted on May 2nd, 2007 by

On Saturday, May 5, Gustavus Adolphus College will host Honors Day, an annual event that recognizes the academic excellence and achievements of students. This year, nearly 700 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 15 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. In addition, departmental honors and scholarship awards will be announced along with institutional scholarships.

Morning activities include a coffee reception at 9:30 a.m. hosted by the Faculty Senate and the Honors Convocation at 10:30 a.m. in Christ Chapel. In the afternoon, senior studio art majors will hold their annual exhibition in the Hillstrom Museum of Art, a senior honors recital will take place at 1:30 p.m. in Jussi Björling Recital Hall, and the Political Science Research Symposium will be held from 1:30 p.m.-3 p.m. in Old Main. The Gustavus Choir will sing its 75th Anniversary Concert to conclude the day’s events at 7:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel.

For more information regarding the event, contact Jennifer McCabe in the Office of Academic Affairs at 507/933-7675 or


Media Contact: Director of Media Relations and Internal Communication Luc Hatlestad


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