Annual Honors Convocation to recognize student, faculty success

Student body President Juliana Walters and women’s basketball player Nika Zyryanova are among the award recipients.


University president John Kelly will host the Honors Convocation with university provost Gary Perry Wednesday. Ryan Lynch | Editor in Chief

Benjamin Paley, Contributing Writer


he 48th annual FAU Honors Convocation ceremony will be held Wednesday at the University Theatre in the College of Arts and Letters.

University President John Kelly and provost Gary W. Perry will host the event, which will present 45 awards to students and faculty in categories related to research and academic success.

Honors Convocation is a longstanding and important tradition,” Perry said in the event’s release. “This ceremony allows us to spotlight the academic excellence of our best faculty and students.”

The keynote address will be given by Darin Trelka, an FAU assistant professor of integrated medical science. Trelka is a medical examiner and board certified anatomic and forensic pathologist according to the release.  

Notable student award winners include current student body vice president and Alpha Delta Pi vice president Juliana Walters as a sorority scholar and FAU women’s basketball player Nika Zyryanova for the College of Design and Social Inquiry.

For a full list of honorees, click here.

Benjamin Paley is a contributing writer with the University Press. For information regarding this or other stories, email [email protected] or tweet him @benpaley92.