Honors Awards Dinner

                   On Monday, May 17, 2010, Honors graduating seniors and Honors students who have completed five-year combined degree programs gathered with their guests in the Gottesman Room in the Kessel Student Center to celebrate their achievements within the Pforzheimer Honors College.  The students and their guests entered the event dressed elegantly to see the blue tablecloths and yellow and blue balloons surrounding the room. 
                  Dr. Benton began the ceremony by greeting the crowd and introducing the keynote speaker, Ms Christine Shakespeare.  Ms Shakespeare gave an inspiring speech that concluded by reminding students that they have been trained at Pace with the skills necessary to go out into the world and be successful adults.
                After the speech, Dr. Benton returned to the podium to announce that dinner was going to begin.  The buffet-style dinner included salad, rolls, steamed vegetables, pasta, and chicken francaise.  After dinner, there was chocolate fondue with strawberries, brownies, pound cake, and marshmallows available to be dipped in the delicious chocolate. 
              The festivities continued with Dr. Benton introducing the Honors College office staff to the audience.  Following the applause, Dr. Benton and Prof. Walther began the presentation of awards.  Each student was called up individually to receive their Honors College graduation certificate and medallion.  Once all students were given their deserved recognition, a group photo was taken just outside the Gottesman Room to end the wonderful evening of celebration.