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Honors Virtual Writing Awards Ceremony

The plaque of award winners in the honors office. Each student’s name is added to the Br. Robert Durning Writing Awards plaque located in the Honors Program office.

Since 2015 the Iona College Honors program has been proud to award four Br. Robert Durning Writing Awards, one for each of the Honors Seminars, to deserving students. Each student’s name is added to the Br. Robert Durning Writing Awards plaque located in the Honors Program office. Additionally, their winning essays (as well as essays by select runners-up) are published in Bullitus, the Honors program journal.


2020 Honors Writing Award Winners

  1. Catherine DiProperzio, "Job and the Ancients"
    • Honors Seminar: HON101 - The Ancient World
  2. Angela Ennis, "The Functioning Pieces of the Whole Body”
    • Honors Seminar: HON102 - The Medieval World
  3. Robert Musial, “God the Father”
    • Honors Seminar: HON201 - The Modern World
  4. Mariela Barajas, “Making a Monster: How Society Shapes our Perceptions of the ‘Other’”
    • Honors Seminar: HON202 - The Contemporary World

Please watch the virtual awards ceremony featuring faculty, President Carey, and award winners below.

Congratulations to the 2020 Honors Writing Award Winners!

  • Honors Residence Floor – Honors students live on an all-honors floor in one of the most desirable residence halls on campus. Residential and commuter honors students enjoy special programming as part of the honors floor, including an honors program Resident Assistant.
  • Newsletter & Scholarly Journal – Students in the program have the opportunity to assist with the writing, editing and publishing of the student journal, Bullitus, or the newsletter, The Pinnacle.
  • Honors Lectures – The program hosts a series of evening lectures which supplement in-class work. Speakers from other colleges and universities present on a topic of their expertise and allow for discussion afterward. These lectures are on various weekday evenings and often have snacks!
  • Conferences - To encourage and support undergraduate research, Honors students frequently attend and present their work at regional and national academic conferences.
  • Honors Societies - Maintaining their high GPA, Honors students are usually invited to join the Honor societies specific to their majors/minors.
  • Social Events
  • Museum Excursions