Honors convocation, banquet conclude Honors Week

In addition to senior research presentations and the Honors Banquet, Honors Week will include the annual Honors Convocation Thursday morning.

All 11 a.m. classes will be dismissed for the convocation, which will feature John V. Roach Honors College laureate Kimberly Dena as the keynote speaker. Dena, a political science and strategic communications double major, won the third annual Honors College Oratorical Contest and will deliver her speech titled “The U in Revolution.”

According to Skiff archives, convocation began featuring student speakers in 2009.

The program will also include announcement of the Honors Professor of the Year, chosen by honors students, and other awards. State Sen. Wendy Davis will be unable to attend the convocation like originally planned, so Charles Boswell, her Fort Worth district director, will accept her Honors Alumna of the Year award and deliver a brief statement on her behalf.

The TCU Jazz Ensemble and Honors students Erik Danielson and Duy Nguyen will perform music for the ceremony.

The convocation will be followed by the 49th annual Honors Banquet at 7 p.m. which will feature food, awards and keynote speaker Bill Moncrief, 2010 Honors Professor of the Year and senior associate dean of the Neeley School of Business.

Annual Honors Convocation

When: 11 a.m. Thursday

Where: Ed Landreth Auditorium

All 11 a.m. classes will be dismissed and all students, faculty and staff may attend.

49th Annual Honors Banquet

When: 7 p.m.Thursday

Where: Brown-Lupton University Union Ballroom