Cascadia places a high value on scholarship and rewards high academic achievement to students who distinguish themselves in the classroom each quarter. In addition to receiving a certificate for each quarter honored, students are also recognized at the annual Honors Reception held each spring.
Quarterly President's List
You must be a full-time student enrolled in at least 12 college-level credits with a quarterly grade point average (GPA) of 3.9 to 4.0.
Quarterly Faculty Honors List
You must be enrolled in at least 5 college-level credits with a quarterly GPA of at least 3.6.
Students are awarded graduation honors based on the criteria below and recognized in the commencement ceremony program. For spring and summer graduates, the honors listed in the program are based upon their cumulative GPA as of the end of winter quarter because spring and summer grades are not yet available when graduation honors are determined. All students earning graduation honors will be given an honor cord to wear in the ceremony. Honors are posted on students’ transcripts at the same time their degrees or certificates are awarded and posted. Only Cascadia hours are used to calculate cumulative GPA for awarding graduation honors.
Graduation President's Honors - Gold Cord
You must complete at least 12 college-level credits each quarter and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.9 to 4.0.
Graduation Faculty Honors - Silver Cord
You must maintain a cumulative GPA in college-level credits of at least 3.6.
Student Leadership Awards
Each year Cascadia Community College presents awards to individuals who have made a positive impact on our community. Please complete the Student Leadership Award Application to nominate an individual who you believe should receive one of our Founders Awards or our top award given for student leadership, The Brett Webster Award.
The awards can be given to any student enrolled in at least one credit at Cascadia in the fall, winter, and spring quarters of the year in which the award is given, provided that student has at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA in courses taken at Cascadia.
All Cascadia community members are eligible to nominate students for awards, and self-nominations are welcomed. Nominated students will also have the option of submitting one letter of support from someone at the college, a resume, and a paragraph detailing his/her future plans. Students who are selected as finalists for the Brett Webster Award will be invited to take part in an interview with the Selection Committee.
The deadline for nominations is Friday, May 2nd at 5 PM.
Founders Community Award
The Founders Community Award recipient has dedicated their time and efforts to enhancing the culture and spirit of the Cascadia community. This individual exemplifies what it means to be a part of this community and encourages others to be involved in shaping our core identity.
Founders Environmental Stewardship Award
The Founders Environmental Stewardship Award is given to the student who exemplifies Cascadia’s commitment to responsible environmental stewardship. This individual models active learning, thinking, interacting and communicating green practices, sustainability and environmental education, and encourages others to do the same.
Founders Diversity Award
The Founders Diversity Award encourages a culture of pluralism, diversity and equity within our campus community. The recipient of this award has made possible the expression of thoughts, ideas, voices, and experiences that foster an inclusive and welcoming environment for all.
Founders Service Award
The Founders Service Award recipient has dedicated their time and efforts to various student, campus and community programs. This individual exemplifies what it means to be a selfless contributor who works to ensure the successful completion of a number of events. The recipient also models best practices in committing their resources while maintaining academic success.
Brett Webster Award for Exemplary Leadership
The Brett Webster Award for Exemplary Leadership, created in recognition of Cascadia’s first student government president, is the highest level of recognition any student can receive. This award is presented to the student who has demonstrated a clear mission, goal, or vision for the future of Cascadia through their thoughts, actions, and contributions, and who has made a lasting difference in the continued development of Cascadia’s community.