Honors and Awards Sub-Committee

The PAS Honors and Awards Sub-Committee, selected annually from the faculty, staff and students by the Chairperson of the Curriculum Committee, shall consist of a Chair and two or three other members.  It shall be the responsibility of this Committee to compile during Spring Semester a list of eligible candidates to receive any of the four department awards based on established criteria: GPA, class standing, performance in PAS courses and significance of contribution in the respective award categories.  Induction into Alpha Kappa Mu, a National Scholastic Honor Society, is based on criteria established by the National Office and the selection process is determined by the advisor and the chapter president.  Awards include

  1. Alpha Kappa Mu National Scholastic Honor Society
  2. The Mary McLeod Bethune Award for Scholarship
  3. The Fela Sowande Award for Creativity
  4. The W. E. B. DuBois Award for Service
  5. The Hulda Smith-Graham Freshman Award

The Sub-Committee supervises the preparation of the appropriate documents as well as the award certificates to be presented.

The DPAS Honors and Awards Sub-Committee completes the arrangements necessary for presenting awards to recipients of the Hulda Smith-Graham Freshman Award and the initiates in Alpha Kappa Mu. Each year a special Alpha Kappa Mu initiation ceremony and Hulda Smith-Graham Award presentation is held in cooperation with Black United Students’ Ebony Achievement Awards Ceremony.  (See also Section VII, L, 1.)