Acknowledged with enthusiasm and pride, Vaughn College's top scholars were recognized at its semiannual Academic Honors ceremony on Thursday (Feb. 9). A lobby full of students, parents, faculty and staff cheered the accomplishments of more than 300 students named to either the Faculty's List, Dean's List or President's List.
"There's a great quote from the Irish poet William Butler Yeats," Senior Vice President Dr. Sharon DeVivo said. " 'Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.' Boy, is this group on fire."
The 45-minute ceremony recognized those students whose grade-point averages were between 3.50 and 3.67 (Faculty's List); 3.68 and 3.84 (Dean's List); and 3.85 and 4.0 (President's List). Students received individual certificates to recognize their achievements.
"It's hard work but a night like tonight just shows that it can pay off," junior avionics honors student Clinton Constantine said. "It's really rewarding."
See the full list of top scholars here.
Khadijha Stewart, recipient of the President's List honor, with Sikorsky Helicopter President Jeff Pino.
Junior Clinton Constantine is congratulated by Senior Vice President Dr. Sharon DeVivo at Thursday's Academic Honors ceremony.