On Wednesday, April 29, 2020, the Department of Human Development and Family Science gathered virtually to present awards to its undergraduate and graduate students, to induct new members into its academic honor society, and to celebrate all of the accomplishments of its students over the past academic year. This meeting was a modification to the usual in-person end of the year ceremony that was converted to a virtual ceremony this year in order to manage the circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 50 members of the HDFS and Syracuse community, along with their families, came together from across the country to attend the ceremony. The HDFS awardees and all of the HDFS students were celebrated for their wide range of impressive academic and community engagement accomplishments. A virtual ceremony was also performed to induct students into Kappa Omicron Nu, the departmental honor society. The event served to highlight the strong community of the HDFS department and was a lively celebration of our students’ many successes.
The HDFS Department congratulates its graduating students, those students who made the academic honor roll, all of the award recipients, and the new inductees into Kappa Omicron Nu. The department wishes our graduating seniors well and looks forward to reconnecting to our returning students in the fall.