C.J. Donald ’14 and Audrey Jenkins ’14 to address annual honors convo

Posted by Centre News in Academics, News 05 May 2014

old centre sealC.J. DonaldC.J. Donald ’14 (top, right) and Audrey Jenkins ’14 (bottom, right) will be the keynote speakers at the honors convocation to be held Tuesday, May 6, at 7 p.m. in Newlin Hall of the Norton Center for the Arts.

The remarks from the speakers, who are selected by vote of the senior class, are always a highlight of the annual celebration of student achievements.

The program will also include the announcement of 12 major campus prize recipients as well as the recipients of program prizes and inductees to academic honorary societies.

A government major who grew up in Memphis, Donald now lives in Beaufort, N.C. He is outgoing co-president of Omicron Delta Kappa leadership honorary and Pi Sigma Alpha political science honorary. He has served on the Student Judiciary, as a resident assistant, as recruitment chair for his fraternity, and as co-anchor of C60, a weekly 60-second video feature of campus news and events. During his term with Centre’s program in Strasbourg, France, he wrote a Travel Journal about his experiences. He heads to law school at Vanderbilt University in the fall.

Audrey Jenkins

Jenkins, of Floyd, Iowa, is a double major in English and religion. An accomplished musician and campus leader, she has served as a resident assistant, a member of the Student Judiciary, and as president of the Student Senate while also studying piano and singing with the campus a cappella group Common Time. She spent a term at Centre’s program at the University of Reading, in England, and also studied or volunteered in Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, the Bahamas, and the Galapagos. She works at the Writing Center, writes for the campus newspaper The Cento, and has been an ESL tutor and a Best Buddy mentor. She is a member of Omicron Delta Kappa leadership honorary and attends Centre as a Brown Fellow, Centre’s top fellowship. As a junior, she received the John Howard Duff Jr. Memorial Prize, which recognizes outstanding participation in all aspects of Centre life.

Students attending will receive double convo credit. The event is one of three remaining convos in the spring term.

by Diane Johnson