Honors Convocation celebrates students' academic achievements.
Randolph-Macon College held its annual Honors Convocation on Friday, May 15, 2009
at 2:30 p.m. Graduating seniors donned their caps and gowns for the first time this
year and marched into Blackwell Auditorium in the R-MC Center for the Performing
More than 100 awards and scholarships were announced, along with recognition of
students inducted into honor societies.
Four faculty members were also honored for their dedication to education and the
students at R-MC. The Thomas Branch Award for Excellence in Teaching Award, The
United Methodist Church Exemplary Teaching Award and The Samuel Nelson Gray Distinguished
Professor Award were presented at Honors Convocation.
The Marilyn J. Gibbs Dedicated Service Award, which is new this year, was also presented.
The award was created by a generous gift from former Dean of Admissions and Financial
Aid, Dr. Steven Nape and his wife Diane. This award is given annually to a member
of the Randolph-Macon College staff for outstanding service to and support of the
mission of the college. The award is named in honor of Dr. Marilyn J. Gibbs, whose
18 years of dedicated service to the college as assistant professor of sociology
and then registrar exemplified the highest ideals embodied in the college’s mission.
A reception outside of Blackwell Auditorium followed Honors Convocation.