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Lehman College Honors Convocation 2024

Congratulations Message

Dear Students,

Provost Jorge Silva-Puras I am thrilled to extend my warmest congratulations to all the honorees at this year's Lehman Honors Convocation. This ceremony marks a significant milestone in your academic journey, celebrating your hard work, dedication, and exceptional achievements.

Your commitment to academic excellence and your contributions to our vibrant academic community are truly commendable. Through your pursuit of knowledge, you have demonstrated not only outstanding intellect but also a deep passion for learning and growth. Your accomplishments serve as an inspiration to your peers and a testament to your relentless pursuit of excellence.

To the honorees, I encourage you to cherish this moment of recognition and reflect on the incredible journey. As you continue to pursue your academic and professional goals, may you remain steadfast in your pursuit of excellence, integrity, and lifelong learning.

Congratulations once again to all the honorees. Your achievements are a source of great pride for our institution, and I look forward to witnessing your continued success in the years to come.

Warm regards,
Provost Jorge Silva-Puras


Karin Beck Congratulations! You have achieved College Latin Honors! This accomplishment is a testament to the hard work you have put into your college journey, and to your excellence, and dedication. As a symbol of your outstanding academic success and a reminder of your time at Lehman College, you will receive an Honors Cord which you can proudly wear to Commencement and keep for years to come. We are looking forward to celebrating your success at the Honors Convocation and congratulating you in person.

Dr. Karin Beck
Interim Associate Provost

College Latin Honors

College Latin Honors affords recognition for academic excellence achieved over the duration of a student’s official undergraduate coursework at Lehman College. Summa cum laude, magna cum laude, and cum laude are the highest Latin Honors that the College bestows for sustained excellence in scholarship.

A Latin Honor is awarded only to students receiving baccalaureate degrees at the undergraduate level who meet the grade point average as prescribed in the Eligibility and Criteria Designation paragraph. Because final semester grades are processed sometime after Commencement activities, identification of College Latin Honors at Honors Convocation are tentative and unofficial, pending the submission and calculation of all final grades for the semester of commencement or the summer session.

For students with double majors, Latin Honors are awarded based on their primary major.

Eligibility and Criteria Designation

Effective Fall 2019, students are eligible for College Latin Honors at graduation if they have completed at least 50 indexable credits in residence at Lehman College, with a minimum cumulative index of 3.5 or above.

The following Latin honors may be awarded:

  • Cum Laude: Index of 3.50 – 3.749
  • Magna Cum Laude: Index of 3.75 – 3.849
  • Summa Cum Laude: Index of 3.85 – 4.0

Second degree (i.e., Masters) students are not eligible for College Latin Honors.

IMPORTANT NOTE: An invitation to the Honors Convocation does NOT guarantee issuance of this award. The final determination will be made based on the culminating GPA and credits in residence at the end of your current (last) term. Upon graduation, all students must meet the Criteria to receive Latin Honors recognition.

2024 College Latin Honors Recipients List

Honors Convocation Ceremony

Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2024
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Location: Lehman Center for the Performing Arts

The 2024 Honors Convocation Ceremony will begin promptly at 6:00pm. We ask that you arrive at 5:00pm to begin lining up for the procession. There will be 3 lines for Summa Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, and Cum Laude. By 6:00 pm, all students, guests, and stage party will be in their seats.

Students and guests are EXPECTED to remain in their seats until all honorees have received their cords and the ceremony concludes.

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please email

Honors Convocation FAQs

Do I need to wear Graduation Regalia (cap and gown)?
No. Commencement regalia (cap and gown) is NOT required nor encouraged at Honors Convocation.

Will my name be announced, and will I be invited to the stage?
Yes. Your name will be announced, and you will be invited to the stage to receive your earned Honors cord.

Will I receive a certificate?
College Latin Honors are officially annotated on the transcripts and diplomas of students who have graduated.

I think I have met the College Latin Honors Eligibility and Criteria requirements.
1. If you believe you have met the College Latin Honors requirements and have not received an email, please follow the following steps:

  • Review the list of 2024 Latin Honors recipients (see link above).
    • If your name is listed, please email and include your FULL name, EMPL ID and a detailed request (i.e., my name is on the list but I have not received an email invitation to the Honors Convocation.
    • If your name is NOT listed, please follow step 2.

2. Email and include your FULL name, EMPL ID and detailed request (i.e., after reviewing the requirements, I believe I have met the criteria for Latin Honors. Please verify my eligibility.)  Once you receive a response,

  • You are verified and meet the criteria. The Planning Committee will be notified, and you will receive the detailed email invitation.
  • You do NOT meet criteria. Graduation is a major achievement with or without College Latin Honors, CONGRATULATIONS.

I cannot attend the Honors Convocation; can I pick up my earned cord before Commencement?
Yes. You can pick up your earned Honors cord prior to Commencement. Make sure to bring your ID. Without your ID, you cannot receive the cord. Pick up information is as follows: Wednesday, May 29 from 9AM-6PM, Provost Office, Shuster Hall, Third Floor, SH-379.

Which gates are available for students and their guests?
Gates 5, 6, and 8.

Will there be parking available for guests?
Limited free parking spaces will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis in the North Reservoir Parking Lot. When you arrive, there will be a Public Safety Officer there to give you access to park. Also, there is paid street parking. To avoid traffic, please consider taking public transportation.

Are there accommodations for a disability?
If you or any of your guests require accommodations for a disability, please send an email request to

Honors Convocation Archives

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