Convocation honors scholarship winners

By Sheri Forsell

NIU’s first Presidential Awards Convocation will honor about 150 undergraduate merit scholarship recipients tomorrow.

The assembly will be held in the Sandburg Auditorium in the Holmes Student Center at 3 p.m. A reception of punch and cookies for the award winners will follow the assembly in the student center’s Regency Room.

onors Program Director Marion Miller said this is not an assembly to hand out awards, but an attempt to recognize those who already have received awards.

The Presidential Awards Convocation will be highlighted by NIU’s Provost Kendall Baker.

Baker’s talk at the convocation will be his first campus address since he took office in August.

The assembly is open to everyone, and Miller encourages students, parents, faculty and staff to attend.

She said the purpose of this convocation is to give honor students public recognition for their achievements.

The convocation will honor undergraduate students who have received a variety of awards. The different merit scholarships the assembly will be recognizing include Board of Regents Scholarships, Jack Villmow Scholarships from Phi Kappa Phi senior honorary society, University Scholar Awards and Academic Finalist Awards.

Other awards to be recognized at the assembly are University Honors Fellowships, Alumni Association Scholarships and scholarships supported by the NIU Foundation.