Saint Mary's College recognizes outstanding acheivement by graduating seniors.
HONORS AT GRADUATION
Summa Cum Laude
A student must have earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.85 for all college work.
Magna Cum Laude
A student must have earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.70 for all college work.
A student must have earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 for all college work.
To qualify for graduation with honors, transfer students must complete at least nine courses at Saint Mary’s with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.50.
AWARDS AT GRADUATION
Eligibility for candidacy for all commencement awards (Valedictorian, De La Salle, school or departmental awards) is determined by the cumulative and major grade point averages of all college work completed on March 1 of the year in which the student is scheduled to participate in the commencement exercises. The student must have filed a candidacy for graduation form with the Registrar’s Office no later than March 1.
Congratulations to Justher Gutierrez, Class of 2014 Valedictorian.
Justher is an Engaged Learning Facilitator (ELF) with CILSA, is Co-Executive Commissioner of the Honors Program, active in the French Club, and a frequent contributor to The Collegian. She is hoping to give back to her community through her work with Americorps.
De La Salle Award-Karen Trang
An award named in honor of Saint John Baptist de La Salle, the founder of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, awarded annually by the College, in memory of J. A. Graves of the class of 1872, to the student in the senior class holding the highest record for scholarship and general excellence. This is the highest honor award at Saint Mary’s College.
George Robert Milliken Award-Justher Gutierrez
This award recognizes a graduating senior who has exemplified the college values through action. This award honors a student who has epitomized "the best of leadership" within our community whose influence, ideals and involvement will leave a lasting positive impression on the college.
James L. Hagerty Award (School of Liberal Arts)-Justher Gutierrez
Arthur S. Campbell Award (School of Science)-Elliot Battle
Brother U. Jerome Griffin Award (School of Economics and Business Administration)-Katherine Wahl
Henry Rand Hatfield Award (Accounting)-Erik Buckalew
Brother Kyran Aviani Award (Art)-Caitlyn Searles
Margaret Mead Award (Anthropology)-Andrew Vonpinnon
Carlos Freitas Award (Biology)-Chelsea Bradley
Linus Pauling Award (Biochemistry)-Karen Trang
Earl W. Smith Award (Business Administration)-Daniel Bailey
Byron Bryant Award (Communication)-Justher Gutierrez
Adam Smith Award (Economics)-Brandon Knaus
Brother Leo Meehan Award (English and Drama)-Nicholas Anicich
John Muir Award (Environmental and Earth Sciences and Studies)-
Julie A. Pryde Award (Allied Health Science Program)-Nathalie Lambrecht
Porfessor Ben Frankel Award (History)-Stephanie Silva
Saint Thomas Aquinas Award (Integral Program)-Shane Blunk
Mens Sana In Corpore Sano (Kinesiology)-Zachary Roberts
Alfred Fromm Award (Liberal and Civic Studies Program)-Anne Simmons
Brother Alfred Brousseau Award (Mathematics and Computer Science)-Alexandra Choy
Dante Award (Modern Languages)-Nyssa Muheim
Louis LeFevre Award (Performing Arts)-TBA
St. Albertus Magnus Award (Philosophy)-Evan Skenderien
Galileo Galilei Award (Physics and Astronomy)-Elliot Battle
Thomas Jefferson Award (Politics)-Sarah Woolston
Frederick Whelan Award (Psychology)-Kristina Graven
Jane Addams Award (Sociology)-Noe Andrews
John XXIII Award (Theology and Religious Studies)-Alexandra Carroll
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Award (Women’s and Gender Studies Program)-Margaret Powers
George R. McKeon Scholar-Athlete Award (Awarded to one male and one female student, distinguished as both outstanding athletes and scholars).
Male Athlete-Justin Howard
Female Athlete-Kristina Graven