SIU Honors Day 2016
April 11, 2016
ISAT Students with CASA Dean Wang and CASA Advisory Committee Chair Camelle Logan
Faculty Volunteers: Mr. Jim Sissom (IST, Associate Professor) and Mr. Martin Hebel (EST, Associate Professor)
Honors Day at SIUC commemorates the accomplishments of the University’s highest achieving students, those who have maintained a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale for both their total undergraduate studies at SIU Carbondale and their transfer credits. Dean Wang and the CASA Honors Day Committee cordially invited students and faculty to attend the 2016 CASA Honors Day ceremony. 507 CASA students received an invitation to be recognized at this year’s ceremony, which was held in the Transportation Education Center (TEC) at 3:30 pm on Saturday, April 9, 2016.
The University event started at 2:00pm in the SIU Student Center Ballrooms with remarks by Chancellor Colwell and Dr. Christina Linda Lyons, which was followed by the College ceremony at 3:30pm in the TEC. Forty-eight ISAT students (15 EST, 28 IST, and 5 TRM) were invited based upon their high GPA (greater than or equal to the accumulated GPA 3.5). Eleven ISAT students attended the ceremony.
The ceremony honored student achievement as well as the role faculty, staff, and alumni play in student success. Ms. Camelle Logan, President & CEO of TeamingSolution for Education and the President of the CASA Board of Counselors, introduced the 2015-16 CASA Distinguished Alumni Award recipient, Ms. Paula Staab Polk. Professor Jennifer Sherry, the 2015 E.J. and Mary C. Simon Distinguished Faculty Award recipient introduced Richard McKinnies, the 2016 E.J. and Mary C. Simon Distinguished Faculty Award recipient. Both Ms. Staab Polk and Professor McKinnies delivered a touching and inspiring speech to the students who were honored on Saturday.