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On Saturday, May 13, graduating students who had received honors were recognized at a reception for family and friends. Students were recognized in several honors categories and received certificates of recognition.

Nineteen students were honored with the designation of Alpha Delta Sigma, a national honor society sponsored by the American Advertising Federation. It recognizes and encourages scholastic achievement in advertising studies. It was founded in 1913 and is the only national, professional advertising honorary society in American higher education.  

Kappa Tau Alpha is a college honor society that recognizes academic excellence and promotes scholarship in journalism and mass communication. Membership must be earned by excellence in academic work at one of the colleges and universities that have chapters. Selection for membership is a mark of highest distinction and honor. This year, 19 students were honored by Kappa Tau Alpha.

Phi Kappa Phi was founded in 1897 and is the nation's oldest, largest and most selective honor society. Each year the organization extends membership to the top 10 percent of college seniors and graduate students from more than 300 institutions. Four students received this honor.

The James Scholar Honors Program is a University wide honors program founded to recognize and encourage the talents of academically outstanding undergraduate students within each college.

The honors experiences encourage our James Scholars to develop skills in leadership and service; research or honors coursework; service learning and global studies; and professional development. Twenty-five students graduated with the designation of James Scholar.

Honors status in the College of Media is awarded to graduating seniors in GPA ranges. Highest Honors are extended to those with a 3.9 to 4.0 GPA. High Honors range is from 3.8 to 3.89 and Honors from 3.7 to 3.79. This year, the College had 65 students earn the honors designation.

The top 3 percent of graduating students from each college's undergraduates are chosen annually for Bronze Tablet honors. This is the highest honor available to undergraduates at the University and recognizes students for their academic achievement. The names of the honorees are inscribed on the tablets that hang on the walls of the Main Library, a tradition that began in 1925, with 14 honorees on the first tablet. Ten students from the College of Media earned the designation of Bronze Tablet.

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