By Hayley ShawThe School of Human Science and Humanities gives awards to students for honors and leadership.
Twenty-eight students in the school of HSH were recognized as outstanding students of the year in their major at the reception held April 20.
The reception “is to recognize students who are selected by their faculty for outstanding student awards,” said Howard Eisner, associate dean of students. “Over the years one of the things I’ve noticed is that the awardees are truly remarkable.”
Many students are considered when faculty decides who get the awards.
“Faculty members consider all possible candidates,” said Vivian Atwater, associate professor of art history and one of the faculty presenters. “Who stands out in terms of academic excellence? Who stands out for academic and artistic excellence? The candidate with the most faculty votes is chosen. The students who receive outstanding student awards work very hard and maintain terrific attitudes throughout their academic careers. To receive acknowledgment as outstanding students is an encouragement of a very special kind for them.”