Honors Day is an annual celebration of the remarkable achievements and dedicated efforts of students, faculty members, and others in the community during the academic year. It also serves as an occasion for awarding honorary degrees to alumni and others in the Kenyon family who have distinguished themselves in their careers and in service to their communities.
Every major and discipline studied at the College presents at least one prize to students who have made achievements in their particular fields. While many of the students honored with departmental prizes are members of the senior class, numerous awards are given to -- and, in some cases, designated specifically for -- students in their first, second, or third year at Kenyon.
The recipients of College prizes, which can be awarded to any member of the student body, are determined by committee consideration or campus-wide vote. Certain academic scholarships and community recognition prizes are also formally awarded during the ceremony.
A full listing of this year's award winners can be found at: http://www.kenyon.edu/x46529.xml
Read more about the 2009 Honors Day ceremony: http://www.kenyon.edu/x46533.xml
Each year Kenyon recognizes alumni and others in the College family who have achieved distinction in their chosen fields. Honorary doctorates are awarded to these individuals to acknowledge Kenyon's pride in their contributions to society and the world.
Kenyon College was proud to present honorary degrees to the following alumni at the 2009 Honors Day celebration:
Robin L. Bennett, Class of 1981 - Doctor of Science
Senior Genetic Counselor, University of Washington, School of Medicine
Citation presented by Charles Rice, Professor Emeritus of Psychology
Pierce E. Scranton Jr., Class of 1968 - Doctor of Science
Orthopaedic Surgeon; Humanitarian; Author
Citation presented by Robert Burns, Professor Emeritus of Biology
Barrett A. Toan, Class of 1969 - Doctor of Laws
Citation presented by Jeffrey Bowman, Associate Professor of History
The Trustee Teaching Excellence Awards are presented annually at Honors Day to two members of the faculty -- one junior (with fewer than ten years of service) and one senior (with ten years of service or more).
Faculty members recognize these awards as a meaningful mark of distinction. While the final selection of winners is made by the Board of Trustees, nominations are solicited from students and faculty members alike.
The call for nominations is made during the latter half of each year's fall semester. A list of faculty members eligible for consideration can be found on the provost's web site.
The Trustees of Kenyon College were proud to present the 2009 Trustee Teaching Excellence Awards to the following professors:
Senior Award - Perry C. Lentz, Charles Pettit McIlvaine Professor of English
Honors Day Citation
Junior Award - Robert A. Mauck, Associate Professor of Biology
Honors Day Citation
While many of the prizes given at Honors Day recognize a student's body of work, several are awarded to students on the basis of a single piece or portfolio created particularly for consideration by the specific prize committee.
We hope to post many of our prize winning submissions as soon as the necessary copyright paperwork has been completed by the award recipients. Winning Submissions