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Honors College Graduates Honored

The Honors College at WKU hosted the 9th annual Honors College Graduation Luncheon on Friday, May 16, 2014. The Luncheon honored the graduates of the Class of 2014.


The Honors College Class of 2014 includes 174 graduates, the largest Honors graduating class to date. The graduates, from 41 different majors across all academic colleges, hail from 10 different states and 93 different high schools. Over 150 of them studied abroad and/or conducted independent research. Attendees were recognized individually and received their gradation medallions and certificates.


Dr. Craig T. Cobane, Executive Director of the Honors College at WKU, believes that the program provides an opportunity to highlight the hard work, accomplishments, and successes of the Honors College student body.


“The scholars recognized at the Graduation Luncheon represent a body of global learners who will succeed as citizens of the United States and the World,” Dr. Cobane said. “They deserved to be recognized for their hard work, achievements, and success.”


Several graduates also received Honors College Senior Scholar Awards including:

  • George Trip Carpenter, a History major from Owensboro, KY received the “Honors College CE/T of the Year” award.
  • Sarah Schrader, a Biology, Chemistry, & Honors Self-Designed Major in Mandarin Chinese triple-major from Bowling Green, KY received the “Honors College Scholar of the Year” award. In addition, Sarah received the “Honors College Achievement Award” for completing 70 Honors credit hours.
  • Griffin Frugé, a Finance major from Owensboro, KY received the “Honors College Citizen of the Year” award.
  • Clarice Esch, an Agriculture major from Somerset, KY received the “Honors College Global Citizen of the Year” award.
  • Scott and Ryan Vennell, Broadcasting majors from Chatham, IL, received the “Honors College Spirit of Excellence Award.”

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