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Induction Ceremony welcomes Honors freshmen class

September 8, 2015

A new year brings a new group of wide-eyed freshmen full of potential to Wayne State’s campus.

Honors eligible freshmen began fulfilling their potential by participating in the Honors College Student Induction Ceremony on Tuesday, September 1 during FestiFall. Held in Community Arts, students were welcomed by Honors faculty, staff, and student ambassadors.

Senior Imran Nahin, a senior MedStart student majoring in Biological Sciences, spoke to the freshmen and their guests, reflecting on his time in Honors.

Following Nahin’s speech, sophomores Evan Hansinger, Daniel Varghese, Nushrat Rahman, Sangini Tolia, and senior Ben Topping lite the four candles of honors, each representing one of the Four Pillars of the Honors College (Community, Service, Research, and Career).

At the end of the ceremony, the freshmen stood and recited the Honors pledge:

I pledge to uphold the ideals of the Honors College.

To be a participant in a Community of Scholars.

To be an informed, engaged citizen of Wayne State University and my community.

To always strive for academic excellence.

To embrace the Four Pillars of the Honors College: Community, Service, Research and Career.

To make a positive difference through leadership and hard work.

This I pledge of myself today as a Wayne State Honors Student.