honors student shakes hands with a presenter
April 4, 2023, is Honors Day at The University of Alabama in Huntsville. Throughout the day, scenes similar to this photo from the College of Business’s 2022 Fall Honors Banquet will happen across campus as all the UAH colleges recognize students who have been inducted into honor societies, named to the dean’s list and president’s list, and who have attained excellence in academic programs.
Robin Conn | UAH

The University of Alabama in Huntsville will celebrate the academic achievements of its students during Honors Day on Tuesday, April 4.

Each college will host separate events to recognize students who have been inducted into honor societies, named to the dean’s list and president’s list, and who have attained excellence in scholastic programs during this academic year.

“We want these outstanding students and their families to know how much we value their hard work and dedication,” says Dr. David A. Puleo, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs.

Some Honors Day activities have become anticipated traditions, both formal and informal. One is the breakfast reception following the Honors College program, which will begin the day at Charger Union theater.

“We are excited once again to honor all of these amazing students who have gone above and beyond the requirements for graduation and earned their Honors Diploma,” says Dr. William Wilkerson, dean of the Honors College. “This is the largest graduating class in the history of Honors here at UAH, and that’s especially meaningful since all of these students worked through the pandemic to be here.”

Another enjoyable tradition is the gala dinner event held by the College of Business in the evening at the Von Braun Center.

“Honors Day is one of my favorite days during the year because it is one of the most joyful days as we celebrate the academic accomplishments and achievements of our students,” says Dr. Jason Greene, dean of the College of Business. “It means so much to us – our faculty, staff, and leadership team – to gather everyone together and welcome families to campus to help us honor and congratulate our outstanding students on their hard work, creativity, and academic performance.”

Other food festivities that are planned include the College of Engineering’s burgers-and-brats picnic lunch in addition to their dinner for outstanding student awardees and the College of Science’s taco party.

The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences is so large that the program is divided into two parts. There is always a featured student performance, and this year it’s senior Jeremiah Steele on piano. A new treat for 2023 will be Piper & Leaf custom tea jars for “quali-tea” students.

The College of Education’s celebration includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and sweets. Its Department of Kinesiology recently created an ambassador program, and a few ambassadors will help greet guests at the event. The College of Nursing will have a reception following its afternoon ceremony.

Honors Day activities are by invitation only, but everyone is encouraged to follow the social media pages of individual colleges to learn more about UAH Honors Day celebrations.



Kristina Hendrix

Elizabeth Gibisch