The associate degree is awarded with “high honor” to students with 50% of their total institutional college-level credit hours completed at HCC, and who have earned a minimum cumulative quality-point index of at least 3.80. Students who earn a cumulative quality-point index of at least 3.50 and less than 3.80 and with 50% of their total institutional college-level credit hours completed in their academic program at HCC will be awarded the associate degree with “honor."
The Honors Convocation is a ceremony to publicly recognize and celebrate the leadership and academic excellence that students have demonstrated during the last academic year. Students are honored in the following categories and timeframes:
- Dean’s List: spring and fall semesters of the previous year (Spring and Fall 2016)
- Phi Theta Kappa (PTK): previous summer/fall and current spring semesters (Summer/Fall 2015 and Spring 2016)
- Competitive Awards: graduating students from previous summer and fall and current spring semesters (Summer/Fall 2016 and Spring 2017)
- High Honors & Honors: graduating students from previous summer and fall and current spring semesters (Summer/Fall 2016 and Spring 2017)
The ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 11, 2017, in the ARCC, beginning at 7 p.m. Students will receive an invitation with information regarding their award(s) and should bring this card to the Honors Convocation ceremony. Student honorees should RSVP to the Office of Academic Affairs to indicate their attendance.
Honorees are asked to be present by 6:30 p.m. for seating assignments and ceremony instructions. Students are expected to dress up for this event (i.e., business casual). Questions can be directed to the Office of Academic Affairs at email@example.com.