Every year, The University of Texas at Austin selects undergraduate students of high academic achievement to be recognized during Honors Day with the title of College Scholar. College Scholars are extraordinary undergraduates who have distinguished themselves through a combination of talent, hard work, and intellectual endeavor.
The 2015 Honoree Listing includes three Distinguished College Scholars and twenty-five College Scholars from the School of Social Work:
Distinguished College Scholars: Katherine Marie Coleman, Callison Marie Keating, David Alexander Sands.
College Scholars: Giovanni Andre Bernal-Van Sandt, Shih-Yin Chung, Elizabeth Margaret Cook, Chelsea Marie Dean, Erin Elizabeth Eberle, Heath Thomas Fowler, Haley Christine Fuson, Dora Idalia Gonzalez, Caitlin Danielle Grim, Sharon Elizabeth Hoefer, James Steinberger Hoffman, Rachel Marie Holliman, William Durgan Koch, Chelsea Nicole Lessing, Meagan Nicole McComic, Cassandra Elizabeth Najera, Alissa Marie Osgood, Olivia Ruth Powell, Christine Alexandra Rodriguez, Mahaily Elizabeth Rogers, Allison Emily Scott, Nicholas Ryan Sheffield, Melissa Solano
Carolyn Rae Widen, Joanna Nicole Windom.
College Scholars will be honored during Honors Day, Saturday, April 18, 2015. The Honors Day Convocation includes ceremonial elements such as an academic procession, orange and white honors cords worn by students, heraldic banners, inspirational messages and celebratory music. Faculty guests join student honorees in the procession and are seated next to them at the convocation. In a special presentation, students recognized as Distinguished College Scholars are invited to the stage to receive commemorative medallions from academic deans.