1. The Faculty Scholarship and Awards Committee will prepare a slate
of three finalists to present to the faculty at its last meeting of the
2. The process by which the slate of finalists will be prepared is as follows:
a. Students who are on track to earn a grade point average
commensurate with magna cum laude or summa cum laude honors by the
conclusion of the fall semester of the senior year will be automatically
considered by the Faculty Scholarship and Awards Committee.
The committee will accept nominations from faculty members for students
who have not met the magna cum laude minimum grade point average but who
are on track to earn cum laude honors. The committee chair will remind
faculty of this provision at the conclusion of each fall semester.
The committee will solicit information from eligible students,
including activities, honors, and special achievements. Students will
also provide the names of at least two faculty references.
d. Students who do not provide the requested information will not be considered as semifinalists for the medals.
e. The committee will examine the information provided by the
students, consider it in the light of the criteria, and select up to
twelve semifinalists for each medal. The names of the selected
semifinalists will be presented to the faculty, at the latest, by the
penultimate faculty meeting of the spring semester.
f. The committee will request written recommendations from the
faculty references for each of the candidates still under
g. The committee will select three finalists for each medal.
h. The committee will send to the faculty ten days before the last
faculty meeting of the spring semester the students' names together with
a list of the most significant activities, honors, and achievements of
each and a brief statement about each composed from the information
3. At the last faculty meeting of the spring semester, the faculty
will vote on these candidates. The winners will be determined by a
simple majority vote.
4. The winner of each medal will be announced at the spring commencement.