Camarillo, Calif., April 26, 2011 — California State University Channel Islands (CI) will bestow honors on graduating seniors at the annual Honors Convocation, Friday, May 6, at 6:30 p.m. at the John Spoor Broome Library Plaza. The ceremony is open to all students earning honors and graduating from Fall 2010 through Summer 2011.

To receive honors at graduation a student must complete a minimum 30 units of courses taken at CI for a letter grade and earn a grade point average of 3.50 or above in all work taken at CI.  Students must also earn a minimum 3.50 grade point average in all undergraduate courses including transfer work. Graduates receive honors at graduation at one of the following three levels; 3.50 – 3.74 GPA earns Cum Laude, 3.75 – 3.89 GPA earns Magna Cum Laude, and 3.90 – 4.0 GPA earns Summa Cum Laude.
 
In addition to recognizing honors at graduation, CI also celebrates the outstanding achievements of graduating seniors in areas that span the campus.  Graduating President’s Scholars will be recognized during the ceremony. The CI President’s Scholars Program provides stellar incoming students with a scholarship that is renewable for four years, and includes full resident fees, a generous textbook allowance, and the use of a laptop computer.

During the 2010-2011 academic year, CI installed the Four Pillars chapter of Mortar Board.  Mortar Board is among the nation’s premier honor societies and recognizes students for their achievements in scholarship, leadership and service.  Graduating Mortar Board initiates will be recognized at the convocation.  CI also recognizes outstanding students in each major with Program Honors, and acknowledges students with achievements in the areas of community engagement and integrative, multicultural, and international perspectives with Mission Center Awards. Additional awards will include the Senior Leadership Award, granted to students who have demonstrated exemplary student leadership, scholarship and service, and the Silver Dolphin Award, granted to student leaders who have contributed significantly to the quality of life at CI.

Students and guests may park in any ‘A’ lot. There will be no citations during the event, therefore, parking permits will not be required.  Please follow the directional signs indicating event location and parking areas. Free bus service to and from the campus is also provided for attendees from the Camarillo Metrolink Station every 30 minutes. For exact times, check the schedule at www.goventura.org.
 
For additional information contact Merissa Stith, Events Coordinator at CSU Channel Islands, at 805-437-8548 or merissa.stith@csuci.edu.

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About California State University Channel Islands
CSU Channel Islands (CI) is the only four-year, public university in Ventura County and is known for its interdisciplinary, multicultural and international perspectives, and its emphasis on experiential and service learning. CI's strong academic programs focus on business, sciences, liberal studies, teaching credentials, and innovative master's degrees. Students benefit from individual attention, up-to-date technology, and classroom instruction augmented by outstanding faculty research. CI has been designated by the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is committed to serving students of all backgrounds from the region and beyond. Connect with and learn more about CI by visiting CI's Social Media.

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