Awards and Honors
Dunwoody College of Technology recognizes student achievement in several ways:
The Alumni Association Board recognizes graduating bachelor's degree, associate of applied science degree, and certificate students who have maintained excellent attendance with an Attendance Award. Students’ attendance is tracked and tallied at the end of their academic program. Calculations are based on the total number of hours a student attends class. The award will be given to students for the following achievements:
- 100% Attendance
- Outstanding Attendance (98% attendance or higher)
The Dean’s List, compiled after each term, lists bachelor's degree, associate of applied science degree, and certificate students whose grade point average for a term is 3.5 or better (term GPA). Students eligible for the Dean's List are enrolled full-time (a minimum of 12 credits), graded on a traditional grading system, and have earned no incompletes in courses offered for credit. Students on the Dean’s List are given a letter of recognition and publicly recognized on the campus website — unless full FERPA restriction is in place. Dean’s List achievement is not awarded retroactively, for instance, if a student completes an INC grade at a later date their updated GPA does not apply to past Dean’s List awards.
Dunwoody recognizes outstanding academic achievement by awarding Latin honors for students seeking a bachelor's degree, an associate of applied science degree, or a credit certificate at graduation. Honors are based on cumulative grade point average (GPA). The categories recognized are:
- Summa Cum Laude: a cumulative GPA of 3.90 or better
- Magna Cum Laude: a cumulative GPA of 3.70 to 3.89
- Cum Laude: a cumulative GPA of 3.50 to 3.69
Students, whose cumulative GPA qualifies for Latin honors the semester before graduation, receive the recognition noted by their name in the commencement program and wear honor cords at the commencement ceremony. Official validation of Latin honors is completed when all final grades are submitted and a final cumulative GPA is calculated. Latin honors are displayed on both official and unofficial transcripts.
Student Leadership Award
The Dunwoody Alumni Association Board gives its annual Student Leadership Award to a graduating student or students who exemplify leadership, scholastic excellence, community service, and school spirit.
- Minimum GPA of 3.0
- Completed three years of a Dunwoody Baccalaureate program, one year of a two-year program, or one semester of a one-year program
- Recommended by faculty or staff
- Exemplary leadership ability, scholastic excellence, community service, and school spirit
Academic Excellence Award
Nominees for the Academic Excellence Award are selected by faculty members using the following criteria:
- Minimum GPA of 3.0
- Demonstrate a solid work ethic, extra-curricular participation, collegiate camaraderie, pursuit of excellence, self-awareness, and academic motivation
- Stand out as leaders who put forth outstanding effort to achieve his/her academic and career goals
- Present themselves in a professional manner by respecting peers, administration, faculty, and staff
Academic Deans will work with Program Directors to narrow down to final candidates, who will then be confirmed by the Dean's Council.
Diversity and Inclusion Award
The Diversity and Inclusion Award is presented to a student who has shown exemplary promotion of multicultural and diversity initiatives through their work at Dunwoody College of Technology and in the greater community. This award is based on the student’s accomplishments and efforts over the course of their time at Dunwoody. Nominees' work should reflect a commitment to diversity, as well as demonstrate evidence of a positive impact on the College community. Anyone from the Dunwoody community can nominate a student by completing the online form. Self-nominations are accepted.
Following the submission deadline, the Student Affairs office contacts all students who have been nominated. Nominees are asked to provide additional information including a résumé and documented evidence of applicable activities. A committee consisting of Dunwoody faculty and staff determines the finalists.
Community Service Award
The Community Service Award will be presented to the student who has made the greatest contribution of voluntary service to the Dunwoody community and the community at large. This award is based on the student’s record of service during their time at Dunwoody. Nominees demonstrate a commitment to service as evidenced by documented activities that benefit the greater good. Submit nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org. Self-nominations are accepted.
Following the submission deadline, the Student Affairs office contacts all students who have been nominated. Nominees are asked to provide additional information including a résumé and documented evidence of service activities. A committee consisting of Dunwoody faculty and staff determines the finalists.