Honors Convocation

Provost Ashish Vaidya leads applause at the 2013 Honors Convocation

Friday, April 24, 2015
6 p.m.
Eagles Nest Gymnasium

Cal State L.A. students will be recognized at the University’s Honors Convocation on April 24. The main ceremony will begin 6 p.m. at the Eagles Nest Gymnasium. Students invited to participate should arrive no later than 5:30 p.m. to line up for the procession. Those students must confirm their attendance by April 13 by visiting the RSVP website listed on their invitation.

Honors Convocation is a special event that honors Cal State L.A. students whose academic records place them in the top fifth percentile of their peers. Dean’s List honorees, recipients of scholarships and grants, incoming freshmen with high grade point averages, and general education honors program participants will also be acknowledged.

 

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Nicole GreenDr. Nicole Green is the laboratory director for the Los Angeles County Public Health Laboratory. She received her Bachelor of Science with Honors in biology and a minor in microbiology from Cal State L.A. in 2000. Her doctorate in microbiology was awarded from UC Davis. She has worked at a number of institutions including UC Davis, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases-National Institutes of Health Rocky Mountain Laboratories, Baylor College of Medicine, and The Methodist Hospital Research Institute. Green completed a Lab Aspire fellowship through the UC Berkeley School of Public Health and the California Department of Public Health-Microbial Diseases Laboratory where she trained in public health and clinical microbiology. She is a board-certified medical microbiologist, medical technologist, and public health microbiologist.

In 2014, Green was given the Public Health Excellence award by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health for her scientific contributions and advancement of the public health laboratory. She is active in many professional societies including the Southern California American Society for Microbiology, California Association of Public Health Laboratory Directors, and Association of Public Health Laboratories. She serves as the representative at large for the California Association of Public Health Laboratory Directors and is the secretary-elect for Southern California American Society for Microbiology. Green is also an adjunct assistant professor at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. She is passionate about teaching new public health and clinical microbiology professionals. Her research interests include molecular epidemiology, comparative genomics, and evaluation of new diagnostic methods.

 
College Programs
After the main ceremony, individual college programs will take place at various locations on campus. View the Honors Convocation map for parking and event locations.
 
College of Arts and Letters
State Playhouse Theatre
Questions about the College of Arts and Letters program, please call (323) 343-4001.
 
College of Business and Economics

University-Student Union, 3rd Floor, Los Angeles Room
Questions about the College of Business and Economics program, please call (323) 343-2800.

Charter College of Education
King Hall West Terrace (east of the library)
Questions about the Charter College of Education program, please call (323) 343-4303.
 
College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology
Engineer and Technology Patio
Questions about the College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology program, please call (323) 343-4510.
 
College of Health and Human Services
Eagles Nest Gymnasium
Questions about the College of Health and Human Services program, please call (323) 343-4600.
 
College of Natural and Social Sciences
Golden Eagle Ballroom, 3rd Floor
Questions about the College of Natural and Social Sciences program, please call (323) 343-2000.
 
Undeclared Majors
University-Student Union Theatre, 1st Floor
Questions about the Undeclared Majors reception, please call the University Academic Advisement Center at (323) 343-3150.