How to word a college graduation announcement with honors

A college graduation announcement lets family and friends know about the graduate's significant accomplishment. If he's graduating with honours, be sure to include this achievement on the announcement. Whether the parents of the graduate or the university are announcing the graduation, it is customary to include honours information in addition to the essential details about the graduate's degree and the ceremony's location.

Start the announcement with the graduate's parents or university. Use wording such as, "Mr. and Mrs. Noah Marks announce the graduation of their daughter, Amy" or "The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications announces the graduation of Amy Elizabeth Marks."

Identify the degree that the graduate is earning. This text can be a part of the sentence introduced in Step 1. Continue that sentence, writing "with a Bachelor of Science in advertising." Spell out the degree name rather than using abbreviations.

List the honours earned on the next line. You can simply put "with honors" if the school does not differentiate between honours. If it does, use the honour type the graduate earned---typically, students graduate summa cum laude, magna cum laude and cum laude.

Provide general information about the graduation ceremony. While the graduation announcement does not serve as an invitation to the ceremony, readers will like to know when it is taking place. Begin this information with "The graduation ceremony will be held on," and then list the date and location, such as "May 3, Stephen C. O'Connell Center, Gainesville, Florida."

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Barbie Carpenter worked as a technical writer and editor in the defense industry for six years. She also served as a newspaper feature page editor and nationally syndicated columnist for the Hearst Corp. Carpenter holds a Bachelor of Science in journalism from the University of Florida and a graduate certificate in professional writing from the University of Central Florida.