The School of Professional Studies student awards ceremony, held at the culmination of both the Fall and Spring semesters, reflects the SPS’ dedication to supporting non-traditional students, and holding them to the same rigorous academic standard as any College of Charleston student.
The SPS held the Spring 2018 Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, May 9, 2018, to honor the academic achievements of students in the Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS) program. The ceremony recognized the Spring/Summer 2018 graduates, as well as those students who were named either to the Dean’s List, or the Honor Roll for the Spring semester. Highlights of the event included the he presentation of the Faculty and GPA Awards, and the induction of several BPS candidates into the Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society.
The Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society was originally established in 1946 as a means of recognizing and encouraging the scholastic achievements of adult students, and has grown to include 300 chartered chapters across the United States. For induction into Alpha Sigma Lambda at the College of Charleston, students must be at least 24 years of age, have a current GPA of 3.2 or higher, and have earned a minimum of 24 credit hours at the CofC. This year’s induction ceremony, facilitated by Dean Godfrey Gibbison, welcomed the following new Alpha Sigma Lambda members:
The Dean’s List is an honor reserved for CofC students who have earned 12 or more credit hours with at least a 3.75 GPA. Those who have earned 12 or more credit hours with at least a 3.5 GPA are named to the Honor Roll. The SPS is proud of the hard-working BPS students who received these respective honors:
|L-to-R: Honoree Shanard Deas, faculty member Graeme Coetzer|
The Faculty Award is designated specifically for BPS students, and recognizes one student - selected from among those enrolled in the capstone course PRST 400 - who has displayed exemplary leadership, scholarship, and character throughout the school year. For the 2017-2018 academic year, the faculty award was presented to Shanard Deas, whose inspiring personal journey was recently featured in The College Today.
Also presented with a special honor was Susan Burke, who received the GPA Award in recognition of earning the highest GPA within the program this academic year.
|L-to-R: Honoree Susan Burke, Dean Godfrey Gibbison|
Although not all honorees were able to attend the event, the SPS faculty and staff would like to publicly congratulate them for their impressive achievements, and encourage them to continue to pursue excellence in the years to come.
The SPS would also like to publicly acknowledge the Spring 2018 graduates of the BPS program, and look forward to seeing them cross the cistern.
2018 Spring/Summer Graduates