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General Assembly to hold
Academic Day April 22
April 20, 1998

A group of honors students will participate in the General Assembly's first annual Academic Day on Wednesday, April 22.

Students will be introduced to members of both chambers and will receive citations from the General Assembly at a reception in their honor.

"This event is designed to recognize classroom excellence and to honor those students who exemplify the high standards of academics Connecticut's residents demand and offer," said State Rep. Richard Roy (D-Milford), during a press conference held at the Capitol on Tuesday to announce Academic Day.

"Next week's event will provide a unique opportunity to focus public attention on the University of Connecticut's commitment to academic excellence and the strength of UConn's outstanding undergraduates," said Susan Steele, vice provost for undergraduate education and instruction.

The students who will be honored include Babbidge Scholars, honors students and University Scholars from a variety of disciplines.

State Rep. Denise Merrill (D-Mansfield) said "Honoring students from UConn, the flagship of the state's higher education system, will send a message to younger students across the state that we in the General Assembly recognize the importance of a college education to Connecticut's future.".

Luis Mocete