2010 Spring Honors Convocation Recognizes Outstanding Poets

Monday, April 26, 2010

Whittier sealDozens of Whittier College students were bestowed with various honors from departments and college heads for their dedication to academics and service during the 2010 Spring Honors Convocation.

Professor of Chemistry and 2009 Harry W. Nerhood Teaching Excellence Award recipient Devin Imoto delivered the keynote address, Crossing Boundaries.

In his speech, Imoto reflected on his life in academia, "I now understand that my undergraduate years were really just the beginning point, my initial preparation for what we in academia call 'the life of the mind,' a journey that has been challenging, fulfilling, frustrating, and delightful all at the same time."

Later in the program, Professor of Philosophy Paul Kjellberg was named the 2010 Nerhood Award winner.