Honors Recognition Ceremony

The University Honors Program is pleased to host an annual Honors Recognition Ceremony. All students graduating with Latin Honors will be recognized for their dedication to learning, research, and the experiences that have placed them on the path to become our newest leaders and scholars.

Ceremony for the Class of 2020

The 2020 ceremony will be held at 7pm on Thursday, April 30th in Northrop Memorial Auditorium. Each student will receive a certificate, signed by President Gable and the Director of the University Honors Program, and a medallion to be worn at their college graduation ceremony. This is a wonderful opportunity for family and friends to celebrate your accomplishments as an honors student. A reception will follow the ceremony. Please stay posted for details early in the Spring 2020 semester.

Past Keynote Speakers

Judge Carolina Lamas 2019: Judge Carolina Lamas, Judge for the Hennepin County District Court.

Joseph Haj 2018: Joseph Haj, Artistic Director at the Guthrie Theatre.

Joel Kramer 2017: Joel Kramer, Journalist and founder of MinnPost.

RT Rybak 2016: RT Rybak, politician, journalist, and activist.

Karen Hanson 2015: Karen Hanson, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, University of Minnesota.

Robert Bruininks 2014: Robert Bruininks, Past President of the University of Minnesota.

Ronald Abrams 2013: Judge Ronald Abrams, Hennepin County District Judge.

Ronnie Brooks 2012: Ronnie Brooks, Founding Director, James P. Shannon Leadership Institute at the Amherst H. Wilder Center for Communities.