Members of the Honors Committee for 2017-18

Antoinette Powell (chair)
Randall McNeill
Connie Kassor (III)
Nancy Lin (III)
Joe Gregg (III)


1. To recommend to the Faculty, students for honors in course or independent study, criteria for honors, and procedures that students must follow for honors in independent study

2. To publish and circulate such criteria and procedures to faculty members and appropriate students

3. To select a faculty member to represent the Committee at the oral examination of each candidate for honors in independent study. The committee representative has no vote on the examining committee. The Committee will make every effort to ensure that no faculty member is asked to serve as its representative more than once in an academic year.

Honors at Graduation

The faculty of Lawrence University grants honors at graduation both to encourage students to do superior academic work and to recognize superior performance. Honors in Course and Honors in Independent Study recognize two distinctive kinds of academic achievement; some students each year receive both types of honors. Students who have distinguished themselves in fulfilling the requirements for the bachelor’s degree are awarded Honors in Course, primarily on the basis of their cumulative grade-point averages, while those who have completed significant independent projects may submit their work for evaluation for Honors in Independent Study. Both types of honors are indicated in the Commencement program and on official transcripts, and both are granted in three grades, cum laude, magna cum laude, and summa cum laude, by vote of the faculty acting on the recommendation of the university Committee on Honors.

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