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Haley Howard Valedictorian 2021

Haley Howard Valedictorian 2021

Haley Howard, SCU Valedictorian & RS Social Justice Award Recipient

RS Minor, Haley Howard, Class of 2021, was the valedictorian at the SCU 170th Commencement on Saturday, June 12. This honor is conferred annually on a graduating senior selected for outstanding academic achievement and University service as determined by the president in consultation with the faculty of the University and the provost.

Haley also was one of the recipients of the Religious Studies Joseph Grassi Social Justice Award. It was presented at the RS End of the Year Zoom Reception on May 20, 2021. She also was inducted into the Theta Alpha Kappa Honor Society.

Haley is from San Ramon, CA and graduated with a double major in Political Science and Ethnic Studies with a minor in Religious Studies. A member of the University Honors Program, Haley has distinguished herself by maintaining a 3.94 grade point average while being actively involved in the campus community.  In her junior year, Haley attended the University of Oxford where she studied equity and power after being awarded the Mansfield Visiting Student Scholarship. Following graduation, Haley will continue working as a research assistant while applying to graduate programs.

Congratulations, Haley!

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