Each year, since 1994 Portland State
University has sponsored
the annual Honor Day Graduation Ceremony to recognize the academic
accomplishments of Native American students who have completed degree
requirements. Students are invited to participate by providing a written
summary of their educational experiences. They are also asked to speak at this
function citing scholarship sponsorship, their tribes, thanking family, support
programs and mentors.
The evening hosts a dinner for graduates, their families, friends and PSU staff. The meal function usually serves approximately 350 plus in attendance. During the course of the evening, graduates are recognized by being awarded a commemorative booklet and they are bestowed a Pendleton Indian Blanket. This is to recognize their academic achievement and honor them. The event plays an important role in joining our University community as well as our Indian community in supporting our future Indian leaders.
Come join in this celebration!
When: Friday, June 5th, 2009
Where: Native American Student Community Center (710 SW Jackson, Portland)
Time: 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
University programs, the local Native American community as well as tribal communities have collaborated over the years to make Honor Day a memorable event. The event includes guest speakers, dinner, program presentations, special recognition and announcements of continuing graduate school awards. This entire event is made possible by the generous contributions of donors, organizations, businesses, university departments & staff and tribal sponsors.
For more information contact:
Native American Student Services Program