Outstanding Senior Award
Each year the Dean honors the top senior graduating from each department in the College with the "Dean's Outstanding Senior Award" (a medal and a certificate), which is presented at the University Commencement ceremony.
Each department and various programs in the College are asked to select one graduating senior for this award. The selection criteria are: demonstrated academic excellence exemplified by an exceptional grade point average, election to honor societies, participation in research, etc., as well as other academic achievements departments may wish to consider. Also, it is mandatory that the student selected to receive this award attends the University Commencement Ceremony.