More Than 230 Awards Given to Students on 62nd Annual Honors Day

Prizes cover a Broad Array of Scholarly, Athletic and Civic Achievements

Trinity President James F. Jones, Jr. (center) with the recipients of the Trustee Award for Student Excellence, Herman Brito, Jr. ’12 (left) and Lorenzo R. Sewanan ’12 (right). Photo by Nick Lacy.

HARTFORD, CT, May 10, 2012 – The Trinity College Chapel served as the site Friday, May 4 for the school’s 62nd annual Honors Day Ceremony in which more than 200 students were cited for their scholarly, athletic and community-oriented achievements. Some students were recognized more than once.

The honorees, which included members of the Classes of 2012, ’13, ’14 and ’15, 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.

Click here to view the 2012 Honors Day program, which lists the recipients of the awards and prizes, as well as the presenters.

Click here to view the Webcast of this event.  ​​

Click here ​to view more photos from this event.