September 21 2012
More than two hundred and fifty top academic scholars in the Legendary Class of 2016 were honored at Fall Convocation in Gibson Theatre. Convocation is one of the College’s time-honored traditions, recognizing the best and brightest of the newest class on campus.
Students who received Valedictorian, Salutatorian, Presidential, Trustee, Founders, Mark Twain, and Iris Scholarships were honored at Convocation. Following the ceremony, a reception was held for the honorees and their friends and family, faculty, and administrators in the Nancy Myers ’44 Dance Studio.
The Moser Freshman Prize, endowed by a generous gift to the College by Nancy Crane Moser ’34, is awarded annually to the member of the previous freshman class with the highest grade point average after three terms at Elmira College. This year, there was a four-way tie for the award. Dylan Christman ’15, Amber DeKoeyer ’15 Natalie Grigoli ’15 and Jessica Hassan ’15 earned this prestigious award for their work last year, posting a 4.0 grade point average.
Elmira College honored upperclass students during Convocation for achievements beyond the classroom. Mitchell Christman ’13, Francene Cicia ’13, Margaret Feldman ’13, and Brian Gordinier ’13 were presented the Upperclass Iris Leadership Award. The award recognizes upperclass students who have made outstanding contributions to student life, activities and leadership on campus.