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Awards, Honors and Honors Program

Degree Honors

The bachelor’s degree, awarded at commencement to students who have successfully completed a prescribed program of study toward the degree, will be qualified “with honor” in the case of students who have achieved a high average by the end of their course of study at the College as follows:

  • Students who have achieved a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.5 - 3.69 in all subjects by the end of their course of study will be awarded the bachelor’s degree cum laude.
  • Students who have achieved a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.7 - 3.84 in all subjects by the end of their course of study will be awarded the bachelor’s degree magna cum laude.
  • Students who have achieved a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.85 - 4.0 in all subjects by the end of their course of study will be awarded the bachelor’s degree summa cum laude.
  • Students who have completed all of the Integral Honors Program requirements and earned an Integral Honors degree will have achieved the highest academic distinction conferred by the College.

Transfer students who have completed 60 credit hours at Le Moyne are eligible for degree honors at graduation.

Awarding of honors is determined by a student’s cumulative G.P.A. as of the date of graduation and is unaffected by courses taken subsequently to the granting of a degree.

Dean’s List

In order to qualify for the Dean’s List in a given semester, a student must be registered as a full-time student for the semester and have achieved a semester G.P.A. of 3.5 or higher. In addition, the student must have received grade points for at least nine credit hours of coursework during the semester. No grade points are associated with the grade of HP, P or W.

Part-time matriculated students will qualify for the Dean’s List in a given academic year if they have achieved an academic G.P.A. over the fall and spring semesters of 3.5 or higher. In addition, the student must have received grade points for at least 12 credit hours of course work during the academic year with no more than one grade of W. No grade points are associated with the grade of HP, P or W.

Academic Awards

The following medals and awards are presented to seniors at the Honors Convocation:

The Frank and Margaret Ahrens Memorial Medal in General Business
The American Institute of Chemists Student Medal Award
The Physics Program Medal for Outstanding Performance in Physics
The Angela Bortoloni Award for Community Service
The Brine Medal in Chemistry
The Marie Arnold Chapin Medal in Biology
The Bishop Thomas J. Costello D.D., Medal
The Department of Foreign Languages Medal
The Department of Psychology Medal
The Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, S.J. (1881-1955) Award in Anthropology
The Gregory J. Derschug, S. J., Medal in Sociology
The Edward Eagan Medal in the Arts
The Rev. James C. Finlay, S.J. Award for Integral Honors
The Eugene J. Fitzmartin Medal in English
The Bishop Foery Medal in Religious Studies
The Mark Haskell Memorial Medal in Industrial Relations
The Thomas R. Hogan Award in Communications
The Father John P. Lahey Award in Writing
The Msgr. Daniel E. Lawler Medal for Community Service
The Leadership Experience for Activism Program Scholar
The Catherine and William Lynn Education Medal
The Loyola Medal Award
The Leon J. Maltby Medal in Mathematics
The Leonard P. Markert Medal in Philosophy
The Gene McCarthy Award in Theatre Studies
The Suzanne V. McClusky Medal in History
The Francis and Martha McElroy Medal in Business
The Rev. Richard Moore McKeon, S. J., Industrial Relations Association Award
The Medal for Scholarly Regional and Urban Applied Research
The H. Paul Nelligan Medal in Pure Science
The New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants Award
The Pi Gamma Mu Scholarship Award in the Social Sciences
The Joseph J. Pietrafesa Award
The Maurice W. Powers Medal in Accounting
The Lee-Anne Scaccia-Cruz Award for Excellence in Gender and Women’s Studies
The Elizabeth Schlaerth Memorial Medal in History
The Service Award from the Wellness Center for Health and Counseling
The W. S. Smith Memorial Award of the Institute of Internal Auditors
The Syracuse Chapter of the New York Society of Certified Public Accountants Joseph J. Eron Certificate of Merit
The Syracuse Student Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants Award
The Wall Street Journal Student Achievement Award in Economics
The Judith L. Zunic Award for Outstanding Adult Learner
The M. Janice Nelson Award in Nursing
The Robert and Doris Bacorn Award for Service and Leadership in Nursing

The awards and medals listed here are presented annually at special awards convocations:
The John W. Bush Memorial Award for the Best Paper in Historiography
The Joseph Cashier Medal in Sophomore Industrial Relations
The Bishop David F. Cunningham Medal in Junior Liberal Arts
The Dermody Burke and Brown Scholarship at Le Moyne College
The Myrtle G. Derschug Medal in Freshman Social Science
The T. Frank Dolan Jr. Medal in Freshman Liberal Arts
The Family of T. Frank Dolan Jr. Medal in Sophomore Pure Science
The Msgr. David J. Dooling Medal in Junior Social Science
The Richard W. Egan Memorial Medal in Junior Business Administration
The Anne J. Endries Medal in Sophomore Accounting
The Anthony A. Henninger Medal in Junior Industrial Relations
The Susan E. Henninger Medal in Freshman Pure Science
The Highest Average in the Undeclared Category for Freshman Year
The Highest Average in the Undeclared Category for Sophomore Year
The James E. Kenney Alumni Award in Junior Economics
The William R. Lukacs Medal in Mathematics
The Marnie A. McCluskey Medal in Sophomore Social Science
The Msgr. Charles F. McEvoy Medal in Sophomore Liberal Arts
The Edward M. O’Donnell Medal in Freshman Business Administration
The Edward A. O’Hara Medal in Freshman Industrial Relations
The Pasquale J. Paglia Prize for Excellence in Romance Languages
The James M. Phillips Medal in Freshman Accounting
The Medal for Scholarly Regional and Urban Applied Research
The Vincent J. Smith Medal in Sophomore Business Administration
The William F. J. Ryan Medal in Junior Pure Science
The Cecilia F. Mulvey Award

Departmental Honors

Some departments offer an honors degree to superior students who complete specified requirements in the major field. Departments offering such a program are: biological sciences, business, biochemistry, chemistry, criminology, economics, English, foreign languages and literatures, history, peace and global studies, philosophy, political science, psychology, religious studies and sociology. Department chairs invite qualified applicants to pursue this degree at an appropriate time in their academic program. Departmental honors thus provides a challenge for the student who excels in the major or for the transfer student who enters Le Moyne too late to participate in the Integral Honors Program.

College-wide standards apply, but each department supplements these with its own regulations. The interested student should seek information from his or her department chair.

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