Trinity Celebrates Outstanding Achievements at 60th Annual Honors Day

HARTFORD, Conn. ­ The Trinity College Chapel served as the site Friday for the school’s 60th annual Honors Day Ceremony in which nearly 230 people were cited for their scholarly and community-oriented achievements.  The honorees were presented with a broad array of prizes and awards for their contributions and accomplishments over the years.

The ceremony originated when George Keith Funston, who served as Trinity College President from 1945 to 1951, sought to re-establish the school’s academic pageantry, which had been halted 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 be 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 click on the following link: