Honors Convocation May 5, 2018

SEASIDE, Calif., May 5, 2018 – California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) held its annual honors convocation May 5, 2018, recognizing select students for distinguished academic achievements.

The honors students will be among the approximately 2,353 graduates expected to cross the stage at CSUMB's 22nd commencement ceremony May 18th and 19th, 2017.

Award winners:

January Cornelius: President's Award for Exemplary Student Achievement

January Cornelius: President's Award for Exemplary Student Achievement

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Robert Alexander Jensen: Provost's Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement

Robert Alexander Jensen: Provost's Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement

Award winners:

• President's Award for Exemplary Student Achievement, given to a well-rounded student who made notable contributions to a particular area of university life through depth of involvement and service as a student leader; participated actively as a positive agent of innovation and action with demonstrated service to the campus community; and achieved a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher: January Cornelius, Collaborative Health and Human Services

January Cornelius is a collaborative health and human service major with a concentration in public administration and community health. She plans to obtain a master’s degree in public health at Emory University after graduation.

Provost's Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement, given to a student who has demonstrated exemplary achievement in his or her major; excelled personally and academically with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 or higher; and contributed to the learning community of CSUMB: Robert Alexander Jensen, Human Communications

Robert Alex Jensen, a McNair Scholar, will graduate summa cum laude from CSUMB with a bachelor’s in human communication, a concentration in peace studies and a minor in music. Alex will attend Harvard Divinity School’s Master of Divinity program this fall as a Dean’s Fellow.

Outstanding Senior Award for Social Justice, given to a student who has been a positive agent of change and participated in a project that promotes social justice and generates awareness that benefited local communities: Chelsey Bucher-Hebert, Psychology.

Alumni Vision Award, given to a first-generation student who manifests the beliefs and tenets of the Vision Statement through personal example, voice and initiative, and has provided leadership in a multicultural project or activity that extends the university’s Vision into the lives of others: Theresa Dexter, Collaborative Health and Human Services.

Outstanding Senior Scholar-Athlete Award, given to a student-athlete in recognition of exemplary academic achievement: Lucy Gates, Kinesiology.