Convocation

Student holding Honors certificate, flanked by parents

The Honors College Convocation is a ceremony to recognize the accomplishments of Honors College graduates in a relaxed atmosphere of family, friends, and faculty. There is no fee for the Honors College event. Graduating seniors are presented with the Honors medallion to be worn at their Towson University Commencement Ceremony and a certificate of completion of the program. A reception follows the ceremony.

Spring 2020 Honors Convocation

The spring 2020 Honors Convocation has been postponed to a later date when it is safe to celebrate in person the academic achievements of Honors students who graduated in December 2019, May 2020, and August 2020. Once Convocation is rescheduled all graduates will be contacted with more details and information will be posted on this site.

Honors College Convocation Recognition

Each year at the Honors College Convocation the Honors College recognizes several individuals for their ongoing or past support of the program by inviting them to deliver an address to the assembled graduating class. The Honors College is proud to recognize the following individuals at the 2020 Honors College Convocation:

  • Undergraduate Student Speaker: Jillian Procope '19
  • 2020 Professor of the Year: Prof. Erin Fehskens
  • 2020 Distinguished Alumna: TBA

University-Level Recognition

Many Honors students are selected to play a role in the university-level commencement ceremonies, some selected by the Honors College and some by their college. The Honors College is proud to recognize the following students who participated or were selected to participate in their college commencement ceremony during the 2019-20 academic year.

May 2020

STUDENT COLLEGE CEREMONY RECOGNITION
Kierstin Ekstrom College of Business & Economics Honors Banner Carrier
Alexandra DeGraw College of Education Honors Banner Carrier
Safiya Jennings College of Fine Arts & Communication Honors Banner Carrier
Alexa Herman College of Fine Arts & Communication Undergraduate Banner Carrier
Jason Wong College of Health Professions Honors Banner Carrier
Erin Lemonds College of Health Professions Undergraduate Banner Carrier
Jonathan Ocadiz College of Liberal Arts Honors Banner Carrier
Samuel Mejia College of Liberal Arts Undergraduate Banner Carrier
Ny'esha Young College of Liberal Arts Undergraduate Speaker
Derek Margulies Fisher College of Science & Mathematics Honors Banner Carrier
Marella Schammel Fisher College of Science & Mathematics Undergraduate Speaker

December 2019

STUDENT COLLEGE CEREMONY RECOGNITION
Alina Pargamanik College of Business & Economics/College of Health Professions Honors Banner Carrier
Alexus Addison College of Education/College of Fine Arts & Communication Honors Banner Carrier
Mary Lou Puglese College of Liberal Arts/Fisher College of Science & Mathematics Honors Banner Carrier

Recognition in Prior Academic YEars

May 2019
 
Student College ceremony recognition
Madison Cary College of Business & Economics Honors Banner Carrier
Amanda Starsoneck College of Education Honors Banner Carrier
Madeline Gorman College of Fine Arts & Communication Undergraduate Speaker
Karuga Koinange College of Fine Arts & Communication Honors Banner Carrier
Matthew Miklosovich College of Health Professions Honors Banner Carrier
Chenise Calhoun College of Liberal Arts Undergraduate Speaker
Sophia Zahner College of Liberal Arts Honors Banner Carrier
Gabriella Harris Fisher College of Science & Mathematics Honors Banner Carrier
Crishia Martinez Fisher College of Science & Mathematics Undergraduate Banner Carrier
December 2018
student college ceremony recognition
Rebecca Palmer College of Business & Economics/College of Health Professions Honors Banner Carrier
Chloe Wynn College of Liberal Arts/Fisher College of Science & Mathematics Undergraduate Banner Carrier
Ruhley Michaelides College of Liberal Arts/Fisher College of Science & Mathematics Honors Banner Carrier
Rosalena Casciero College of Education/College of Fine Arts & Communication Soloist
Cassidy Miller College of Education/College of Fine Arts & Communication Undergraduate Banner Carrier
Erin Miller College of Education/College of Fine Arts & Communication Undergraduate Speaker
Seanne Coates College of Education/College of Fine Arts & Communication Honors Banner Carrier
May 2018
Student college ceremony recognition
Olivia Baltazar College of Business & Economics Honors Banner Carrier
Emily Englund College of Education Signer
Sarah Fossaceca College of Education Undergraduate Banner Carrier
Anthony Martino College of Education Honors Banner Carrier
Tani Teixeira College of Fine Arts & Communication Honors Banner Carrier
Erin Campbell College of Health Professions Undergraduate Speaker
Brooke Schlossenberg College of Health Professions Honors Banner Carrier
Summer Hagelin College of Liberal Arts Undergraduate Speaker
Christian Piñeiro College of Liberal Arts Honors Banner Carrier
Jarrett Booz Fischer College of Science & Mathematics Undergraduate Banner Carrier
Stacy Davis Fischer College of Science & Mathematics Honors Banner Carrier

 

December 2017
Student College ceremony recognition
Maria Ritchie College of Business & Economics/College of Health Professions Honors Banner Carrier
Erin Toomey College of Education/College of Fine Arts & Communication Honors Banner Carrier
Nicholas Fioravante College of Liberal Arts/Fisher College of Science & Mathematics Honors Banner Carrier
Paige Pacheco College of Liberal Arts/Fisher College of Science & Mathematics Undergraduate Banner Carrier

 

Honors College Graduation and Convocation Registration

Students must register to graduate from the Honors College in addition to applying for graduation from Towson University. All Honors students who apply for university graduation and are expected to complete their Honors requirements are contacted directly by the Honors College regarding registration for the relevant Honors Convocation ceremony. If you were not contacted and believe you should be recognized as an Honors graduate please contact the Honors College at .

 

Frequently Asked Questions


What is the difference between the Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony and the Honors College Convocation?

The commencement ceremony is Towson University’s recognition of your graduation from your academic college. The Honors College Convocation is an opportunity for graduates to be honored for their accomplishments as members of the Honors College. Graduating seniors are presented with an Honors medallion to be worn at the commencement ceremony, a certificate of completion of the program, and a gift from the Honors College, and light fare is served.

 

When is the next Honors College Convocation and who will be honored?
The next Honors Convocation is TBD and will honor Honors College students who graduated in August and December 2019 and May and August 2020.

Who can attend the Honors College Convocation?

The graduate and a maximum of two guests are invited to attend convocation and the reception that follows. Guests do not need tickets for convocation. Graduates unable to attend the Honors College Convocation should contact to arrange for receipt of their medallion and certificate.

What should I wear to the Honors College Convocation?

Graduates are encouraged to dress in "business professional" attire for convocation. Be mindful when choosing footwear, as you will walk up and down stairs and across an elevated stage. Please do not wear your cap and gown.

 

How do I register for graduation from the Honors College and/or RSVP to attend convocation?

Complete and submit the online Honors College Graduation and Convocation Registration Form, which is emailed directly to students who are preliminarily cleared for graduation from the Honors College at the start of each term. 


How does the university recognize graduation from the Honors College?

The final transcript of a student who completes all Honors College requirements include the designation of the student as a "University Honors Scholar." In addition, students who complete departmental honors requirements will receive a designation as department honors scholars.

 

How will I know if I’ve received Latin Honors?

The Honors College does not designate Latin Honors, which are awarded by Towson University's degree-granting colleges. Please refer to the university's policy on Latin Honors for more details.

Still have questions?

For questions regarding the convocation ceremony or your eligibility to graduate from the Honors College, contact the Honors College at 410-704-4677 or .