Commencement Awards

Qualified students will be recognized at the graduation ceremony with awards to honor their academic achievement and distinguished service:

BPS and AOS

The college presents the following awards to qualified graduating students:

The Culinary Institute of America Judiciary Award

Given to a student who has successfully completed 15 weeks of service and is recommended for this award by the Judiciary Board's advisors

The Culinary Institute of America Student Government Service Award

Given to a student who has completed a distinguished period of service and accomplishment and is recommended for this award by the SGA advisors

BPS

The CIA presents the following awards to deserving students graduating from the college's bachelor's degree programs:

Craig Claiborne Communication Award

Given to a student who writes consistently in an engaging, scholarly style; demonstrates a willingness and ability to express him/herself verbally; and earns a GPA of 3.5 or higher in communication courses

Founders' Management Award

Awarded to a student who demonstrates critical thinking, communicates well, participates in class activities, and maintains a GPA or 3.5 or higher in the required management courses

Jacob Rosenthal Leadership Award

For exemplary leadership and professionalism inside and outside the classroom

Julius Wile Academic Achievement Award

Given to the student with the highest cumulative GPA through the end of the first semester of the senior year

President's Humanities Award

Given to a student who demonstrates an intellectual curiosity in the true tradition of humanist thinking, and earns a GPA of 3.5 or higher in the required humanities courses

Provost's Culinary Science Award

Awarded to a student who demonstrates scientific literacy, cross-disciplinary thinking skills, and a sincere desire to address the challenges and opportunities of an increasingly complex food system, and earns a GPA of 3.5 or higher in the required culinary science courses.

AOS in Culinary Arts

Special awards for deserving students in the AOS Culinary Arts program are presented at commencement. These include:

Culinary Award

Recognizes the student with excellent skills in culinary arts

Frances Roth Leadership Award

For outstanding leadership, professionalism, and service to the college

Katharine Angell Academic Achievement Award

Given to the student with the highest GPA through the Contemporary Restaurant Service class

Management Award

For excellence in management classes

The Young Professional's Medal of Merit of the Académie Brillat-Savarin

Given to a student demonstrating excellence in wine knowledge

AOS in Baking and Pastry Arts

Special awards for deserving students in the AOS Baking and Pastry Arts program are presented at commencement. These include:

Frances Roth Leadership Award

For outstanding leadership, professionalism, and service to the college

Katharine Angell Academic Achievement Award

Given to the student with the highest GPA through the Beverages and Customer Service class

Management Award

For excellence in management classes

St. Honoré Baking & Pastry Award

Awarded to the student with excellent skills in baking and pastry courses

The Young Professional's Medal of Merit of the Académie Brillat-Savarin

Given to a student demonstrating excellence in wine knowledge