Trinity’s Honors Day Recognizes Outstanding Student Achievements

Students Receive Awards at College’s Sixty-Eighth Annual Ceremony

​Hartford, Connecticut, May 11, 2018—Trinity College’s 68th Honors Day Ceremony was held in the Trinity College Chapel on Friday, May 4, to recognize the outstanding student achievements of the academic year.

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President Joanne Berger-Sweeney and Dean of the Faculty and Vice President for Academic Affairs Tim Cresswell congratulated everyone receiving recognition. Dozens of awards were presented to students by faculty and staff members representing academic departments and college offices. The Trustee Award for Faculty Excellence was presented to Associate Professor of Music Eric A. Galm. The Trustee Award for Staff Excellence was presented to Senior Associate Director of International Admissions and Student Success Lukman Arsalan and Director of Community Service and Civic Engagement Joseph Barber.

For a complete list of the award recipients, download the Honors Day program.

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To watch a video of the ceremony, please click here.


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.