University Celebrates Undergraduate Student Scholars

Several of the 29 School of Social Work Honors Day undergraduates pose with, at far left, Dr. Lori Holleran Steiker, Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs, and Dean Luis H. Zayas, during dinner held in their honor.

AUSTIN, Texas – The University of Texas at Austin will salute School of Social Work students among the extraordinary undergraduates who have distinguished themselves through talent, hard work and intellectual endeavor at the annual Honors Day program, Saturday, April 14. The university-wide ceremony will be held at the Frank Erwin Center.

The following School of Social Work undergraduates have met the university’s criteria and are designated as Distinguished College Scholars or College Scholars for the 2011-2012 year:

School of Social Work

Distinguished College Scholars

Lydia Rae Cleveland

Carol Denise Gilson

Megan Rose Morgan

Christina Renee Sebby

College Scholars

Elizabeth Berry Bowen

Sawyer Jarm Davis

Monica Dee Ek

Vania Flores

Jerald Quentin Franks

Stephanie Guzman

Shannon Janae Haun

Candace Alea Henson

Veronica Hernandez

Sarah Elizabeth Hogan

Erin Elizabeth Howell

Anna Christine Kelton

 Adrianna Maria Linares

Casey Mae Locey

Caitlin Christine Lyons

Alexander John Mackey

Kelley Allison Mathis

Michelle Elise McCall

Margaret Jo Messina

Morgan Michyle Miles

Audrey Rodrigues-Herrmann

Faith Erin Sandberg

Beth Jessica Sapire

Arron Wayne Sonnier

Shannon Kelly Trammell

Introduced in 1948, Honors Day is the occasion when students who have achieved academic excellence are honored by administrative officials, academic deans and members of the faculty. It serves as an important prelude to Commencement. 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.

In recognition of those honored at the 64rd annual Honors Day program, the Tower will be lit orange on April 14, 2012.