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Aug 30 / Andrew Moser

Honors Induction 2017

By Drew Moser

Even though Festifall was cancelled due to inclement weather, the College still held its annual Induction Ceremony in the Community Arts Auditorium to officially welcomed the newest first-year students.

Honors staff and faculty, students, guests and parents were welcomed by Honors College Dean Jerry Herron before he turned the festivities over to the Honors Student Ambassadors. Senior Evan Hansinger gave a heart-felt speech describing his Honors experience, while the rest of the Ambassadors – Junior Ashton Lewandowski, Junior Elyssa Mathy, Senior Sangini Tolia and Senior Nushrat Rahmen – lit the candles representing the Four Pillars of Honors.

The Honors Pledge was recited to close the ceremony.

During the ceremony the Honors College presented Academic Service Officer Kevin Rashid for his years of dedicated service to the Detroit Fellows Tutoring Project.


Lighting the Honors candles to welcome the Fall 17 cohort!

Posted by Wayne State Irvin D. Reid Honors College on Tuesday, August 29, 2017


The Honors Pledge

I pledge to uphold the ideals of the Honors College.

To be a participant in a Community of Scholars.

To be an informed, engaged citizen of Wayne State University and my community.

To always strive for academic excellence.

To embrace the Four Pillars of the Honors College: Community, Service, Research and Career.

To make a positive difference through leadership and hard work.

This I pledge of myself today as a Wayne State Honors Student.