Graduate Awards - Commencement
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A variety of graduate awards are presented during the annual Awards Convocation to recognize outstanding achievement. While some awards are school-specific, others are open to eligible graduates throughout the College. Many of the awards require that you meet one or more criteria to be considered, and awardees are drawn from a pool of eligible individuals. Others allow you to nominate yourself.
More information about the 2012 award recipients is available in the Excelsior College Awards Convocation program.
2012 Convocation video
2012 Awards Convocation
Student Support Award
Award Recipient: Matthew Vito (nominated by Lisa Marie Joyce)
This self-nominated award is presented to a person (or persons) whose assistance and encouragement played a significant role in a graduate’s quest to earn an Excelsior College degree.
Charles W. Laffin Jr. Memorial Award
Award Recipient: Shawn C. Manning
In recognition of Charles W. Laffin Jr., whose vision and leadership gave momentum to a fledgling community college movement and left a legacy of opportunity to millions of adult learners, and in gratitude for his invaluable service to Excelsior College, the faculty of the College presents this award for academic excellence and outstanding achievement.
Ewald B. Nyquist Award
Award Recipient: Brian Keith Tayl