Albion’s Jane Kibbe top student in SUNY Canton’s legal studies program

Posted 22 April 2020 at 9:22 pm

CANTON – Jane M. Kibbe of Albion earned the top GPA in the senior class for the Legal Studies program at SUNY Canton’s Daniel G. Fay Honors Convocation.

For the first time in college history, Honors Convocation was held in a virtual format to correspond with stay-at-home directives used to combat COVID-19. Professor Emeritus Fay joined college officials to celebrate students’ success in video presentations.

“I know you’ve already mastered the criteria of scholarship,” Fay said. “I now challenge you to develop the skills you have been given to ensure your impact on others lasts beyond your time in college. Congratulations on your achievement.”

The event celebrated students with the top GPA for their class year in their major. More than 180 students representing SUNY Canton’s 31 bachelor’s degree, 20 associate and 3 certificate programs received an award.

“This semester has presented students with a challenging set of circumstances,” said Peggy A. De Cooke, the college’s provost and vice president for academic affairs. “Today, we applaud your efforts to rise to these challenges. Adjusting to a new academic landscape of virtual classes, phone conferences, online labs, and video conferencing has been anything but easy. However, you have persevered, and you’ve excelled. You should be extremely proud.”

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