Presbyterian College hosts 2017 Honors Day Symposium and Convocation

Presbyterian College hosts 2017 Honors Day Symposium and Convocation


Presbyterian College hosted its 2017 Honors Day Symposium on Thursday, April 20. The symposium and the following Honors Convocation are designed to serve as a culmination of a year of academic achievement during which students present honors research, and the College presents awards honoring students who have excelled in all areas of college life.

“I hope you have a sense of why this truly is an important day at Presbyterian College,” Dr. Don Raber, provost told the audience.

Students from both the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Pharmacy present original papers, engage in performances, participate in art exhibitions, and compose publications. This public forum provides students with the opportunity to celebrate their different achievements, yet still provides the opportunity for them to receive feedback on their work from experts in their fields.

“It is my pleasure to congratulate those who are presenting their work, those who are receiving awards, and those who mentored them in their achievements,” said Bob Staton, president of Presbyterian College.

Students, faculty, and staff were addressed by Dr. Jerry Slice, professor of economics and business administration and recipient of the 2016 faculty research scholarship.

“Don’t stop asking questions,” Slice said. “It is the base of knowledge and learning. Keep asking questions and seek out answers.”

In addition, it was announced that the faculty senate at the College approved a resolution of appreciation for Dr. Bob Freymeyer, retiring professor of sociology, and in 2018, the faculty research award will be named the Robert H. Freymeyer Award for Meritorious Scholarship.



Presbyterian College is located on a striking 240-acre campus in Clinton, between Columbia and Greenville, S.C. Offering challenging academics and a culture of honor, ethics, and service that prepares students to be leaders in communities, PC offers its students the benefit of engaging with an exceptional faculty who take individual interest in their students’ well-being, both personally and in the classroom. The Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy is dedicated to the ideals of leadership, honor to the profession, and service to the community. For more information about Presbyterian College, visit