Convocation 2014 to honor academic excellence on Oct. 10

Each fall the Dominican community celebrates the outstanding academic achievements of its undergraduates at Convocation. Convocation is a time for students and their families to join with University administrators, faculty, staff and their peers to commemorate their academic success. This year Dominican will acknowledge more than 200 outstanding scholars on Friday, October 10, at Convocation 2014 at 4 p.m. in Angelico Concert Hall.

Led by Dominican President Mary B. Marcy, the symbolic ceremony will extend special recognition to Dominican sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have been named to the Dean’s List in consecutive semesters.

The Dean’s List salutes talented students who have a minimum semester Grade Point Average of 3.6 or above. Dominican will honor outstanding freshmen who have been awarded the highest academic achievement, Trustee Scholar. President Marcy will accept the Pacific West Conference Academic Achievement Award. This is the fifth consecutive year the University has won or shared the PacWest’s top academic prize.

With the help of the Department of Music, Dance and Performing Arts, the celebration will begin with a piano performance by first-year music student Seo Eun Jennifer Lee and include performances by Dominican’s cappella singers and LINES Ballet BFA in Dance students.

The keynote speaker will be Chris Souza ’09, the first student to graduate with a double major in Business and Humanities. Souza, now field marketing manager at Demandbase, was Outstanding Student of the Year and Male Scholar Student-Athlete of the Year his senior year.

President Marcy, academic leaders and faculty members will host a reception on the Anne Hathaway Lawn following Convocation. Convocation 2014 kicks off Family Weekend.