Honors Convocation is an annual event where scholarships and special awards are given to recognize deserving students. Prof. Chad Lindemann will be this year's faculty speaker, and select students from nearly every academic program will be recognized. The student speaker for Spring Commencement also will be announced.
The 2021 event will take place in the Recreation Complex - Time of Grace Center at 3:45 p.m. on Thursday, May 6. The event will be live-streamed for those who are unable to attend.
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The following awards will be presented at the 2021 event:
Krueger Family Accounting Merit Scholarship
Awarded to support, acknowledge, encourage, and promote a junior or senior student who desires to enter the field of accounting, based on input from the accounting faculty.
Tom and Una Kohl Accounting Scholarship
Awarded to support, acknowledge, encourage, and promote a junior or senior accounting major.
Herbert O. Fleischer Memorial Scholarship
Presented to recognize and encourage an outstanding sophomore biology major.
Lauren Evan Montoure Teske, DDS, MS Scholarship
Awarded to support, acknowledge, encourage, and promote a junior or senior female biology major who plans to pursue graduate studies in the health sciences, with preference given to someone who is interested in a career in dentistry.
Cheri Metzger Women in Business Scholarship
Awarded to support, acknowledge, encourage, and promote a junior or senior female student majoring in the field of business, who is chosen by a business faculty committee based on a submitted essay.
CRC Press Freshman Chemistry Achievement Award
Awarded to a freshman chemistry student who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and a high interest in chemistry.
Mary Heins Scholarship for Excellence in Communication
Presented to a communication or communicative arts major who maintains a minimum GPA of 3.4 in the major; demonstrates exemplary writing, public speaking, classroom leadership, and interpersonal skills; and demonstrates a commitment to Christian servant leadership on campus, in church, or in the community.
Presented to an education major who demonstrates concern for student achievement and welfare, desire for ongoing learning, and personal Christian values.
Awarded to support, acknowledge, encourage, and promote an English major who will be a junior or senior and who demonstrates academic excellence in this field of study.
Presented to a multi-dimensional scholar citizen and English major whose contribution to English courses and the larger community is outstanding.
Dan and Lisa Leffel Award in History
Presented to support, acknowledge, encourage, and promote students who choose to enter the history field.
Glen and Beth Thompson History Scholarship
Awarded to support, acknowledge, encourage, and promote students who choose to major or minor in history, as recommended by the history faculty.
Melvin and Marion Meyer Human Social Services Scholarship
Presented to a full-time human social services major who consistently demonstrates servant leadership through serving the needs of others.
Freshman Honors in Mathematics Award
Presented to students for outstanding performance during their freshman year in mathematics courses at the level of Calculus 1 or higher.
Golden Lyre Award
Awarded in recognition of talent and contributions to the programs of the music department of Wisconsin Lutheran College.
Presented to a student who has demonstrated leadership and excellence in the choral program at Wisconsin Lutheran College.
Presented to a student in recognition of musical talent and contributions to the music department in the area of instrumental music.
Nurse Pioneer Award
Presented to a nursing student who has demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities such as courage, creativity, or service during the previous year.
Future Nursing Leader Award Nominee
Nursing schools in Wisconsin annually nominate a graduating student for the Future Nursing Leader Award, which is sponsored by the Wisconsin Nurses Association. The student must have demonstrated leadership qualities, served as a mentor to other students, participated in community activities, made a significant contribution to their school, and been active in the school's Student Nurses' Association.
Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society
Presented to nursing majors who have demonstrated professional leadership potential and academic integrity (by achieving a 3.5 GPA in the senior year or 3.75 in the junior year, and by placing within the upper 35% of the class).
Kepler Award in Physics
Presented to a student who is pursuing a major or minor in physics and who exhibits virtues of the intellect and of character.
Awarded to qualified junior or senior pre-law students as a way to recognize their academic and co-curricular achievements, as well as to financially support them in preparation for eventual law school studies and future careers as attorneys.
Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology
Presented to a psychology major or minor who has demonstrated excellence in academic achievement in psychology and a commitment to psychological science and Christian service.
Rising Star in Psychology Scholarship
Awarded to a sophomore or junior psychology major who has a GPA of 3.0 or higher and shows exceptional promise in the field of psychology.
Servant Leader in Psychology Scholarship
Awarded to a psychology major who has demonstrated Christ-centered servant leadership in WLC-sponsored service projects and is an active participant in WLC Psycho-Social Club.
Dolores E. Rudolph Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to a sophomore or junior who has declared a sport & exercise science major who has a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and has shown commitment in the classroom.
Meyer Family Scholarship
Awarded to a sophomore or junior who has maintained a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher, who has declared either a coaching minor or sport & exercise science major, and has displayed excellence in either of these academic areas.
Ray and Denise Terrell Scholarship
Awarded to a declared sport & exercise science major. The candidate must be a sophomore or junior and have a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher.
Jan Nelson Gompper Award for Excellence in Theatre Performance
Presented to a graduating theatre major who has demonstrated exemplary commitment to his/her development in the craft of acting through a professional approach in studio work, rehearsals and performances; and exhibits self-motivation, creative risk-taking, artistic growth, and notable Christian character.
Award for Excellence in Theatre Arts
Presented to a graduating theatre major who has demonstrated and developed a voracious appetite for multiple areas of theatre knowledge and experience and a driving desire for inquiry and exploration, and whose contribution to activities in the classroom, studio, shop, and stage has been exemplary.
Roger Fleming Senior Scholar Athlete Award
Presented to a graduating senior who over at least seven semesters has maintained a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.4, earned at least two varsity letters in a specific sport, and demonstrated Christian leadership on campus.
Christian Leadership Certificate
Awarded to a graduating senior for successful completion of the Christian Leadership Certificate Program, recognizing their commitment to Christian servant leadership with excellence.
Sharon A. Schoeneck Christian Women's Leadership Scholarship
Awarded to acknowledge, encourage, and promote the tremendous talents of our young Christian women.
WLC Alumni Scholarship
Presented to a student who has demonstrated academic excellence, co-curricular involvement, and Christian character.
Gary and Sandra Greenfield Christian Leadership Scholarship
Presented to a student who has displayed exemplary Christian leadership, as demonstrated to us by the college's first full-time president and his wife.