Sep. 1, 2011
A special orientation presented for honor students this semester provided an introduction to the Honors Program at Shawnee State University.
The students were also introduced to a new Honors Residence Hall where all the students will be living on campus. A total of 80 students will be in the program Fall Semester with 35 of them new incoming students at SSU.
"We are very proud of the integrity of our Honors Program," said Dr. Rhoni Maxwell-Rader, director of the Honors Program. "The orientation provides our students with the opportunity to connect with one another, and our Honors faculty to become more familiar with the campus resources, and learn what it means to be an Honors scholar."
To be in the Honors Program, students must maintain at least a 3.3 GPA while taking the specially designed Honors courses, yet they often achieve far above this.
All of the 2011 graduates were magna (at least a 3.75 GPA) and summa cum laude (at least a 3.9 GPA).
Students Bethany Heidenreich, Lisa Morrissette, Stacey Shepherd and Abigail Teske were orientation team leaders for the program.