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Celebrating Our Honors Day 2021 Awardees

By Barbara McAleese

Drexel University College of Arts and Sciences Honors Day Awardees


June 10, 2021

As the annual Honors Day celebration demonstrates, the Drexel University College of Arts and Sciences is home to many of Drexel's finest students. Through our comprehensive, real-world approach to education they are well prepared to respond confidently to the world’s most pressing issues — now and long into their future. Interdisciplinary study and hands-on skills spanning the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences equip these capable achievers to serve all of society through scholarship, research and civic engagement, and to advance positive change.

We extend our gratitude to our faculty who nominated students and support them in their endeavors; and to our generous donors who have made many of these awards possible.

Congratulations to our student honorees and their families — you make all of Drexel University proud!

Honors Day Awards Book

Celebrating hard work, dedication and stellar accomplishments

Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences comprises over 2,300 undergraduates in 17 majors and nearly 400 graduate students across 21 degree programs. Each June, the College of Arts and Sciences (CoAS) Honors Day program celebrates the hard work, dedication and stellar accomplishments of our CoAS students, as well as students from across the University. Our entire community applauds these scholars who have been recognized by their peers, faculty and national fellowships committees for these distinctions.

As Dean Norma Bouchard, PhD, warmly notes, “these students have distinguished themselves for their unwavering pursuit of academic excellence across the breadth and depth of the many fields of inquiry and knowledge creation that are at the core of the College of Arts and Sciences.”

Although we could not be together for a traditional Honors Day celebration, the College is immensely proud to recognize these rising stars —who bring fresh perspectives to research, produce quality work and display uncommon creativity— and we cannot wait to welcome them back to campus to celebrate with them in person.

Many of the student awardees have been nominated by faculty members based on contributions in the classroom, the lab and across the community; others have written essays or theses that were selected by department committees; and all have maintained impressive records that set the students apart.

We are confident these outstanding students will go on to even greater accomplishments over the years to come, featured in magazines or published in journals, accepting fellowships, becoming experts, running for office and making an impact on the world and the people around them. In a time of global uncertainty and unending change, they have risen to the challenge to go beyond their own perspectives, understanding the problems of today while pioneering the solutions of tomorrow.