Honors Day A Success At UJ

By Zach Miller

A quality education for students has been the forefront of the University of Jamestown’s mission ever since its inception in 1883.

This year, 2019, is no different. Some of UJ’s finest students were honored earlier this month at the Honors Convocation for their exceptional efforts in pursuing their education here at UJ.

Many of UJ’s students and their families gathered at the Voorhees Chapel on Thursday, April 4th to receive their awards. The UJ Honors Convocation is a way for students to be recognized for their hard work, but also for the family members to witness the progress of their loved one and feel proud for their accomplishments.

The ceremony lasted about an hour and fifteen minutes with a speech from President Polly Peterson and the announcing of the Honors students by UJ Provost Paul Olson.

UJ senior Tommy Voss was one of the students being honored and had this to say about the experience, “I think that Honors Day is a great way for students to be recognized for all the hard work they have put in so far here at UJ.” Tommy is an Exercise Science major and was recognized as the Merle and Peggy Foss Most Outstanding Major in Exercise Science. After finishing up his undergraduate degree, Thomas plans to apply to Medical School.

Faculty were also recognized for their efforts this year. Athletic Trainer Gene Crabtree was named Staff Person of the Year, and Professor Liz Hunt won Professor of the Year.

UJ Professor Liz Hunt accepts her award as Professor of the Year at the Honors Convocation on Thursday, April 4th. Photo: Zach Miller

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