65th Honors Day Celebrates the Achievements of Trinity Students

Slideshow: Over 250 Awards Bestowed on Students for Academic, Athletic, and Community Achievements

Hartford, CT, May 8, 2015 – On Friday, May 1, the Trinity College Chapel hosted the College’s 65th annual Honors Day ceremony, in which more than 250 awards were bestowed on students for their varied academic and athletic achievements, as well as demonstrations of leadership and community engagement. Some students were recognized more than once.

The honorees, which included members of the Classes of 2015, ’16, ’17 and ’18, were presented with a broad array of prizes and awards for their contributions and accomplishments over the past year and their Trinity careers.

The ceremony originated when George Keith Funston, who served as president of Trinity College from 1945 to 1951, sought to re-establish the school’s academic pageantry, which was curtailed during World War II. Matriculation and the Book Ceremony for first-year students were restored, and in the spring of 1950, Honors Day was added as a new event. It was intended to serve as an occasion when all Trinity prizes and awards – with the exception of those handed out at Commencement – could be celebrated in the presence of the entire College community.

To view the recipients of the awards and prizes, as well as the presenters, please download the program or watch video of the Honors Day ceremony here.