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College of Engineering Recognizes Academic Achievement at the 2018 Honors Convocation

The University of Miami College of Engineering honored academic accomplishments of more than 600 students were recognized at the 2018 Honors Convocation, which took place on Wednesday, April 11, in the Robert and Judi Prokop Newman Alumni Center. The occasion recognizes students who earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

Following registration and networking with Sebastian the Ibis, attendees were welcomed by College of Engineering Dean Jean-Pierre Bardet who offered heartfelt congratulations to the students before introducing the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Jeffrey L. Duerk.

Duerk began his remarks by reminiscing about his educational background and joining the workforce. Duerk stated, “When graduating you leave the University with a level of confidence. You have received hands-on, relevant and creative experiential opportunities. Your willingness to explore the unknown, chart new pathways and giving back to the community is the mark of an exemplary education.”

Bardet stated, “This year, the College of Engineering reached its highest ranking by U.S. News & World Report and we have the highest number of students on the President’s Honor Roll.”

The College is transforming engineering education by training students to be “critical thinkers and innovators, people who are prepared to see things differently, roll up their sleeves and tackle the issue at hand,” Bardet continued.

“That’s what we’re all about at the College of Engineering, and we are recognizing many of you this evening. As I’ve said on other occasions: as young women and men you did not come to the University of Miami to blend in; you came here to stand out and make a difference,” Bardet concluded.

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