Graduating seniors donned their caps and gowns and marched into Blackwell Auditorium,
Randolph-Macon College's Center for the Performing Arts, as the college held its
annual Honors Convocation Ceremony. The event took place on Friday, May 13, 2011.
Dozens of awards and scholarships were announced, along with recognition of students
inducted into honor societies. Several faculty members were also honored for their
dedication to education and to 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.
The third annual Marilyn J. Gibbs Dedicated Service Award was also presented. The
award was created by a generous gift from former Dean of Admissions and Financial
Aid Steven Nape and his wife Diane. This award is given annually to a staff member
for outstanding service to and support of the mission of the college. The award
is named in honor of 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 followed Honors Convocation.