Honor students recognized, ‘Parents of the Year’ honored at annual scholarship convocation
TUSKEGEE, Ala. (September 26, 2011) — More than 400 Tuskegee University students were honored for their scholastic achievements during the 86th Annual Scholarship Convocation at the Tuskegee University Chapel on Sunday. Twenty-six Eminent Scholars and six University Scholars were also named at the event. Eminent Scholars are honored for having 4.0 GPAs and University Scholars are recognized as the top ranking, exemplary students in their respective colleges. Subra Suresh, director of the National Science Foundation, addressed the honorees. He urged the students to obtain all of the knowledge that they could from the university.
“Your education at Tuskegee University will prepare you to meet the challenges of the world… whatever they may be,” Suresh said.
Afterward, Tuskegee University President Gilbert L. Rochon presented Suresh with an honorary Doctor of Science degree from the university. Suresh said he felt “extremely fortunate” to receive the honor.
Julius and Lela Taylor were chosen as the Parents of the Year. The couple has two children attending the university — Julius L. Taylor, who is studying chemical engineering and Jennifer Taylor, an architecture major. The family is from Montgomery, Ala.
A student receives a certificate of honor for his scholastic achievements from Tuskegee University President Gilbert L. Rochon at the scholarship convocation.
Subra Suresh, director of the National Science Foundation, delivers the keynote address at the convocation.
From left, Julius L. Taylor, a chemical engineering student; Lela Taylor, "Parent of the Year;" Jennifer Taylor, an architecture student; Julius Taylor, "Parent of the Year;" Tuskegee University President Gilbert L. Rochon; first lady Patricia Rochon.
National Science Foundation director Subra Suresh (left) receives an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Tuskegee University President Gilbert L. Rochon.