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The annual Honors Day Convocation for the College of Arts and Sciences was one of a myriad of events at SIUE, and indeed across the nation, that was canceled this year because of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Although disappointing, this does not diminish the noteworthy achievements of our outstanding students during the 2019-20 academic year. We applaud a record 289 students across all disciplines of the College who received 335 awards and scholarships this past year.

Feel free to browse through the Honors Day program, which documents the remarkable  achievements of our students. Check out our PowerPoints presentations, which include photos submitted by our students. Look over our departmental posters, which include student pictures by program. 

The College of Arts and Sciences is proud of its students and applauds their successes. Everyone in the College congratulates our student honorees on a job well done! 

Special message from Dr. Greg Budzban, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at SIUE,

to the Honors Day 2020 recipients:

The Corona virus pandemic has forced so many changes in our lives. We have found new ways to interact and communicate, through e-mail and platforms such as Zoom or Microsoft Teams. We have canceled regular face-to-face meetings and events. Some activities can easily move to a virtual environment, while others are more difficult and even impossible to fully replace.

The cancellation of the 2020 Honors Day convocation for the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Honors Day convocation for 2020 has been a difficult loss. Honors Day provides a  wonderful tradition to commemorate the many outstanding students we have in CAS. Other than the various Commencement ceremonies, the annual CAS Honors Day is the largest single SIUE event that celebrates student achievement. It's so wonderful to recognize and acknowledge academic excellence, and we are committed to doing that, even if we cannot physically gather together.

As the students who are honored by these scholarships and awards, you have successfully begun a journey of intellectual transformation that will continue throughout your educational and professional careers, and we couldn’t be prouder of you. While we could not physically gather to celebrate, please know that you will always have this achievement as part of your record, and this can never be taken from you.  May you always remember that it is that real accomplishment that is the tangible product of your hard work and success.

Congratulations and best wishes for your academic and professional careers!!

Dr. Greg Budzban

Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Honors Day Program:

 2020 HD Program Cover Image

Virtual Ceremony:

HD 2020 Ceremony Image


Individual Student PowerPoint:

HD 2020 pre Post PowerPoint Image

Departmental Posters:

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