Honors Recognition Ceremony

Ceremony for the Class of 2024

The Honors Recognition Ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, April 25th in the Carlson Family Stage of Northrop Memorial Auditorium at 7pm. We have more than enough room for your families and friends to attend, and no tickets are required. More details will be sent to graduating seniors with an RSVP in March. We can't wait to celebrate your accomplishment!

2024 Keynote Speaker

Aubry and Kale Walch, founders of Herbivorous Butcher

Past Keynote Speakers

Senator Zaynab Mohamed

2023: Senator Zaynab Mohamed

Picture of Dr. Michael Osterholm

2022: Michael Osterholm, McKnight Presidential Endowed Chair in Public Health.

Judge Carolina Lamas, Judge for the Hennepin County District Court

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

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Past Speakers

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

2017: Joel Kramer, Journalist and founder of MinnPost.

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

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

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

2013: Judge Ronald Abrams, Hennepin County District Judge

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

Faculty and Staff Contribution to Honors Education Award Recipients

2023: Faculty Award to Brian Sostek (CLA); Staff Award to Kristen Brogdon (Northrop)

2022: Faculty Award to Saje Mathieu (CLA); Staff Award to David Hellstrom (CSoM)

2019: Faculty Award to Rebecca Shlafer (CLA); Staff Award to Pat Nunnally (IAS)

2018: Faculty Award to Milena Saqui-Salces (CFANS); Staff Award to Jason Stahl (CEHD)

2017: Faculty Award to Marek Oziewicz (CEHD) (staff award started in 2018)