Slide Show: Honors Day Recognizes Outstanding Student Achievements

Students Receive Awards at Trinity College’s Sixty-Sixth Annual Ceremony

​Hartford, Connecticut, May 17, 2016 – Trinity College’s 66th Honors Day Ceremony was held on Friday, May 6, to recognize outstanding student achievements of the academic year. The ceremony was held in the Trinity College Chapel, followed by a reception in Mather Hall’s Washington Room.

President Joanne Berger-Sweeney congratulated the students receiving recognition, and also praised the dedication and commitment of the faculty. Dozens of awards were presented to students by faculty and staff members representing academic departments and College offices. For a complete list of the award recipients, download the Honors Day program.

Following World War II, Trinity College President George Keith Funston ’32 encouraged the reestablishment of the College’s academic pageantry, which had been curtailed during the war. Matriculation and the Book Ceremony for first-year students were both brought back, and, in the spring of 1950, Honors Day was added as a new ceremony. Honors Day was intended to be an occasion when all Trinity prizes and awards – with the exception of those given out at Commencement – could be celebrated in the presence of the entire College community.

 
Photos by John Marinelli. To view the Flickr set of photos from which this slide show was generated, please click here.