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Fall Convocation 2010

Fall Convocation 2010 was held on
Friday, November 5 in the John Paul Jones Arena.

Honors Given

john l. colley, Jr. and richard l. guerrant pictureThe Thomas Jefferson Award is the highest honor given to a member of the University community who has exemplified in character, work and influence the principles and ideals of Jefferson, and thus advanced the objectives for which he founded the University.

The University of Virginia presented its highest honor, the Thomas Jefferson Award, to John L. Colley, Jr. Almand R. Coleman Professor, Darden School of Business, and Dr. Richard L. Guerrant, director of the Center for Global Health, during Fall Convocation on
November 5.

UVaToday News Article

John Colley and Richard Guerrant Are Honored With 2010 Thomas Jefferson Awards


See a list of the recipients of the Thomas Jefferson Award (from 1955 to present) here.


Intermediate Honors

Certificates were presented to the top 20 percent of those students who have earned at least 60 credits of course work at the University by the end of their first two years of study. The University's undergraduate schools with first- and second- year students -- the School of Architecture, the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and the School of Nursing -- bestowed these awards.


Convocation Speaker

teresa a. sullivan picture

Fall Convocation 2010 was held on Friday, November 5. Teresa A. Sullivan, president of the University of Virginia, spoke at Friday's Fall Convocation.

Declaring that "the teacher-student relationship is at the heart of the University," Sullivan made a strong defense of personal inerchange between students and faculty members in an era of "online universities, distance education, video conferencing, webinars and technology-enhanced classrooms. More.

U.Va. Associate Vice President for Public Affairs, Carol S. Wood