SDCCD to hold annual Honors Reception on May 5
The San Diego Community College District (SDCCD) will recognize its top students in a first-ever, virtual Honors Reception at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 5, 2021.
More than 2,500 students at San Diego City, Mesa, and Miramar colleges take part in the Honors Program that each year sends students to some of the top universities in the nation.
The annual Honors Reception is traditionally held at The Prado but is being moved to a Zoom platform because of restrictions relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. SDCCD Board of Trustees President Maria Nieto Senour will open the May 5 event with an address, which will be followed by Honors students representing each of the SDCCD’s three colleges delivering pre-recorded video testimonials detailing how the Honors Program has impacted their life. Chancellor Constance M. Carroll will close the ceremonies with a speech.
The invitation-only event is open to Honors students, Honors faculty, and Honors administrators. The Honors Program is among the numerous student success initiatives at the SDCCD and has thrived over the years through the unyielding advocacy and support of Chancellor Carroll.
More than 72% of Honors Program participants are students of color and students are far outperforming their peers in several key areas such as cumulative GPA (3.38, compared to 2.83 for non-Honors students; retention rates (94%, compared to 87% for non-Honors students), and success rates (85% of Honors students earn a grade of C or better in their classes, compared to 73% of non-Honors students.