This week the University of Georgia comes together to celebrate the successes of outstanding members of our community. Dating back to the 1930s, Honors Week features daily activities to recognize the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who contribute to this vibrant academic institution.
Yesterday we honored the many significant ways the University of Georgia is fulfilling its land-grant mission through public service and outreach efforts. We also honored members of the faculty who facilitate learning at the highest levels. Today it is my privilege to host a luncheon to salute students who have won national scholarships, received the Presidential Award of Excellence, led the Student Government Association, or achieved First Honor Graduate status by maintaining a 4.0 grade point average throughout their undergraduate career.
As the week progresses, schools, colleges, and departments across campus will celebrate other academic and scholarly achievements. On Thursday, we will recognize the accomplishments of researchers whose commitment to stretching the boundaries of knowledge is helping us broaden our understanding of the human condition and address our most pressing challenges. This week culminates with the Alumni Awards Luncheon, where we will present awards to alumni who have brought distinction and honor to the University of Georgia, our state, and the nation.
Honors Week provides an exciting opportunity to recognize excellence and highlight the ways in which the members of the University community are changing lives and changing the world for the better.