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.
This year's winner for the Department of English is John