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University of Nevada, Reno Honors Convocation and Honor the Best Ceremony Records

 Collection
Identifier: AC 0639
The records consist of flyers, invitations, and programs, including presidential scripts for some years. Of special interest is a compiled "Honor the Best" chart of award recipients from 1970-1999. There is also a blank award certificate for the 1988 program. Most programs include names of students, faculty and staff receiving various awards and recognition.

Dates

  • 1966-2016

Creator

Restrictions

Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Extent

2.75 Cubic Feet (5 boxes)

Abstract

The records consist of flyers, invitations, and programs, including presidential scripts for some years. Of special interest is a compiled "Honor the Best" chart of award recipients from 1970-1999. There is also a blank award certificate for the 1988 program. Most programs include names of students, faculty and staff receiving various awards and recognition.

Historical Note

The University's first Honors Convocation was held on May 12, 1966, giving recognition to Honor Roll students, students inducted into academic honor societies, scholarship recipients, and students awarded other academic achievement prizes. Through the years, honor societies have included: Alpha Epsilon Delta, Alpha Mu Gamma, Alpha Omega Alpha, Alpha Phi Sigma, Alpha Psi Omega, Alpha Zeta, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Beta Alpha Psi, Beta Gamma Sigma, Cap and Scroll, Delta Phi Alpha, Delta Sigma Pi, Delta Sigma Rho - Tau Kappa Alpha, Eta Kappa Nu, Gamma Sigma Delta, Golden Key National Honor Society, Kappa Kappa Psi, Kappa Omicron Phi, Kappa Tau Alpha, Nursing Honorary Society, Omicron Delta Epsilon, Omicron Epsilon Delta, Phi Alpha, Phi Alpha Theta, Phi Beta Delta, Phi Delta Kappa, Phi Epsilon Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Upsilon Omicron, Pi Delta Phi, Pi Mu Epsilon, Pi Sigma, Pi Sigma Alpha, Psi Chi, Public Relations Student Society of America, Residence Hall Honor Society, Semper Fidelis Society, Sigma Delta Chi, Sigma Delta Pi, Sigma Pi Sigma, Sigma Sigma Kappa, Sigma Tau, Student Ambassadors, Tau Beta Pi, and Tau Beta Sigma. In 1971, the scope of the ceremony expanded to include the Thornton Peace Award, for which non-students are eligible.

The name of the ceremony became the Annual Honors and Awards Convocation in 1973. The first Outstanding Teacher (faculty) award was included in the 1974 ceremony, honoring Professor F. Donald Tibbitts. This became the Distinguished Teacher Award in 1987. The Research Recognition Award for faculty was first included in 1975, becoming the outstanding Researcher of the Year Award in 1983. The first Classified Employee of the Year Award was included in the ceremony in 1986. The first Distinguished Faculty Award was included in the 1991 ceremony. In the early 1990s, the name became "Honor the Best," with the ceremony expanding to include recognition for emeritus faculty and Foundation Professors.

Arrangment note

The University of Nevada, Reno Honors Convocation and Honor the Best Ceremony records are arranged in four series, reflecting changes in the name of the university and changes in the name of the awards ceremony through the years: (1) University of Nevada Honors Convocation; (2) University of Nevada, Reno Honors Convocation; (3) University of Nevada, Reno Annual Honors and Awards Convocation; (4) University of Nevada, Reno Honor the Best Ceremony.

Separated Materials

Photographs transferred to University Archives Photograph Archives as UNRA-P3695.

Creator

Source

Title
A Guide to the University of Nevada, Reno Honors Convocation and Honor the Best Ceremony Records
Status
completed
Author
Betty Glass
Date
9/25/2015
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
eng

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. University Archives Repository

Contact:
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