Vaughn College recognized the achievements of the class of 2020 at the annual Honors Convocation Ceremony on Friday, May 8. The virtual ceremony began with opening remarks from Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Paul Lavergne and greetings from President Dr. Sharon B. DeVivo. President DeVivo commended the students for exhibiting resilience and grit in adjusting to the tele-educational setting and highlighted the benefits this experience would have on future career trajectories. 

Mechatronic engineering major Sagufta Kapadia ‘20 was the student speaker and recipient of the Vaughn College Bessie Coleman Award. This award is presented to the student with the highest cumulative grade point average who demonstrates the professional and civic values that exemplify the mission of the College.

The virtual event continued with faculty toasts and distribution of departmental awards to students who excelled in engineering, technology, aviation, and management with a grade point average of 3.50 or above, or those who showed exceptional leadership and athletic abilities.

The ceremony concluded with a presentation of the students who received academic high honors for cum laude, magna cum laude and summa cum laude status. 

You can view the complete list of award winners here.