ASU to hold Honors Day Convocation



ALBANY, Ga. — In a ceremony designed to spotlight students who’ve excelled in academics from the spring 2012 semester to fall semester 2012, Albany State University will host its annual Honors Day Convocation at 10 a.m. today in the HPER Gymnasium located on the campus.

During the ceremony that’s organized around the theme “Academic Achievement: The Road to Excellence and Success,” more than 400 students will be recognized with the presentation of certificates and plaques.

The ASU 2013 teacher, staff member and researcher of the year winners also will be named.

“It is an enduring ASU tradition that has continued for decades which draws parents, ASU alumni and Albany residents,” said Melvin Shelton, associate professor and director of the Center for Teaching, Learning and Scholarship.

Alfred C. Johnson, an ASU alumnus, is the guest speaker.

Johnson is associate director for Research Services and Director of the Office of Research Services at the National Institutes of Health. The agency is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and is the nation’s medical research agency.

After graduating summa cum laude from ASU in 1979 with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, he earned a doctorate in biomedical sciences from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.