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Student Programs, Services and Awards

Awards presented at the annual Honors Convocation held during the spring semester are as follows:

ACADEMIC AWARDS

BUSINESS DIVISION

The criteria for the above awards are:

The Division reserves the right not to offer one or more of the awards listed above in any particular year.

HUMANITIES DIVISION
Outstanding Achievement, Art

The criteria are as follows:

Outstanding Achievement, Music

The criteria are as follows:

Outstanding Achievement, English

The criteria are as follows:

Outstanding Achievement, Theater and/or Communications

The criteria are as follows:

Outstanding Achievement, Foreign Language.

The criteria are as follows:

SCIENCE/MATHEMATICS DIVISION
Outstanding Student, Science/Mathematics

The criteria are:

Outstanding Student, Mathematics

The criteria are:

Outstanding Student, Science Major

The criteria are:

Outstanding Student, Science/Mathematics Division Health Major

The criteria are:

Outstanding Student, Computer Science Major

The criteria are:

SOCIAL SCIENCE DIVISION
Outstanding Students, Social Science Division, up to five students are selected from social science major

The criteria are as follows:

Special Projects Award, Social Science Division.

The criteria are:

ALLIED HEALTH DIVISION
Outstanding Student, Dental Hygiene.

The criteria are:

Outstanding Student, Emergency Medial Services

The criteria are:

Outstanding Student, Medical Laboratory Technology.

The criteria are:

Outstanding Student, Health Information Technology.

The criteria are:

Outstanding Student, Human Services Technology

The criteria are:

Outstanding Student, Occupational Therapy Assistant

The criteria are:

Outstanding Student, Physical Therapist Assistant

The criteria are:

Outstanding Student, Respiratory Care

The criteria are:

Madge Holm Memorial Human Services Technology Scholarship

The criteria are:

NURSING DIVISION
Outstanding Student, Nursing

The criteria are:

PHYSICAL EDUCATION DIVISION
Outstanding Achievement, Physical Education

The criteria are:

HONORS PROGRAM

Honors Program participants receive awards based on level of participation in the Honors Program while maintaining at least a 3.0 GPA. Students who earn the Sage Award receive medallions to wear with their graduation regalia.

OUTSTANDING SCHOLAR

The criteria are:

KEN TYSON SCHOLARSHIP

The criteria are:

DARTON COLLEGE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is provided to one or more sophomores who have exhibited outstanding academic potential. The recipient is required to matriculate for the sophomore year at Darton College. Selection of recipient is made by the Darton Honors Committee from the top academically superior students of the previous freshman class. The scholarship is named in memory of deceased faculty members including Henry O. Adams, Altimon Doy Beck, and Owen B. Murphy.

CLIFFORD J. BOWLING MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The criteria are:

JERRY A. WALTON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The criteria are:

TALENT ROSTER OF OUTSTANDING TRANSFER STUDENTS FROM COMMUNITY COLLEGES

The criteria are:

STUDENT ACTIVITY AWARDS

ALPHA BETA GAMMA STOLES

Stoles are presented to members of Alpha Beta Gamma who are candidates for graduation at the forthcoming commencement exercise.

CLUB OF THE YEAR

The criteria include:

KEN ALLEN RODGERS OUTSTANDING STUDENT LEADER

The criteria include:

PHI THETA KAPPA STOLES

Stoles are presented to members of Phi Theta Kappa who are candidates for graduation at the forthcoming commencement exercise.

STUDENT SERVICES SPECIAL RECOGNITION

This award is presented to the student, faculty or staff member who has made the most outstanding contribution in the area of student services, which includes recruitment, admissions, records, financial aid, alumni affairs, orientation, testing, counseling, student health, student housing, religious affairs, foreign student affairs, job placement, student activities, library services, student discipline, minority affairs, and club advising. Nominations may be submitted by students, faculty, staff or administrators to the Student Services Committee. Selection is made by the Committee based primarily on the content of the written nomination.

WHO'S WHO AMONG STUDENTS IN AMERICAN JUNIOR COLLEGES

The criteria are:

AT THE GRADUATION EXERCISE

A. GRADUATION WITH HONORS

Special recognition is accorded students who satisfy the following conditions of scholarship based on all college work attempted at Darton College.
       a. Cum Laude - a grade point average of 3.40
       b. Magna Cum Laude - a grade point average of 3.65
       c. Summa Cum Laude - a grade point average of 3.85

B. HONOR SOCIETY STOLES

Graduates who are members of honor societies are permitted to wear the stole of the respective society as part of the academic regalia. Graduates of the Darton Honors Program, who have a 3.0 GPA or higher, wear a medallion with their regalia.

C. ON THE DIPLOMA

  1. The diplomas of graduates who belong to one of the national honor societies may bear the nationally approved seal of the respective society.
     
  2. The diplomas of students who graduate with honors will bear a gold colored bar on which is embossed "CUM LAUDE," "MAGNA CUM LAUDE," or "SUMMA CUM LAUDE" if the student has at least the grade point average on work attempted at Darton College as follows:
    1. Cum Laude - a grade point average of 3.40.
    2. Magna Cum Laude - a grade point average of 3.65.
    3. Summa Cum Laude - a grade point average of 3.85.

  3. Graduating students who complete the Honors Program curriculum with a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher will have the designation "Honors Program Graduate" placed on their academic record.

D. ON THE ACADEMIC RECORD

The Academic Record will bear a notation, as appropriate, for students who are initiated into the honor societies and/or who graduate with honors. Since a transcript is a computer-generated copy of the Academic Record, these honor notations are a part of the respective student's transcript.

E. PROGRAMS FOR ACADEMICALLY SUPERIOR STUDENTS

Programs for academically superior students include advanced placement, Honors Program, and the option of taking any academic class as an honors class.

Students who would like to be considered for advanced placement or credit by examination should check with the Testing Center. Students interested in the Honors Program should contact the Honors Program Coordinator.

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