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Graduates receive Honors recognition

Four of the college’s graduates recognized for their Honors work: Kathryn Ashby, Julia Barrett, Helen McSorley, Alexandria Tolbert

by Amy Farnum-Patronis, University Communications, and COSSPP communications staff

Florida State University awarded honors medallions to 77 high-achieving graduates during a virtual ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 10. Of these, 11 graduates had at least one major in the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy.

The FSU Honors Program supports the efforts and talents of the university’s most intellectually curious students who have the potential, dedication and drive for creating change.

The virtual ceremony included remarks by Provost Sally McRorie, Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Assistant Provost Joe O’Shea,  Annette Schwabe, associate dean of Undergraduate Studies and director of the FSU Honors Program, and Bridgett Birmingham, Diversity and Inclusion Librarian for FSU Libraries.

“Whether you are going on to graduate school, or entering the workforce, or maybe taking time to pursue some additional internships, or other enrichment opportunities I hope you take with you the same passion, and determination, and resilience that you have demonstrated as an FSU honors student,” McRorie said.

Awardees were recognized by the University Honors Program (earned at least 18 Honors points in fulfillment of the FSU honors program requirements), Honors in the Major Program (completed an honors thesis in fulfillment of the requirement for the distinction “with Honors” in their major department), Dual Honors (completed both the University Honors Program and the Honors in the Major program) and Outstanding Senior Scholar (completed the University Honors Program and the Honors in the Major program and graduated Summa Cum Laude, having a GPA of 3.9 or higher).

For more information about the FSU Honors Program, visit honors.fsu.edu. To view the ceremony or program, visit https://honors.fsu.edu/fall-2020-honors-graduates.

The honors medallion recipients from the college are:

Madison Amaral, International Affairs, University Honors

Kathryn Ashby, Interdisciplinary Social Science, University Honors

Julia Barrett, Sociology, University Honors

Dillon Bezehertny, Political Science, University Honors

Gaberiel Clements, Political Science, Honors in the Major

Sarah Creech, Political Science, University Honors

Hunter Johnson, International Affairs, Concentration in Geography, Honors in the Major

Helen McSorley, Economics, University Honors

Molly Rimes, Political Science, University Honors

Alexandria Tolbert, Political Science, Outstanding Senior Scholar

Julia Worman, Political Science, University Honors