This story was originally published on the Faculty of Public Affairs website on Friday, February 15, 2019.

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After a year of early morning classes, late night study sessions, and lots of work in between, it was time to celebrate at the Faculty of Public Affairs’ Dean’s Honour List reception on January 28.

Hundreds of students, friends and relatives attended the reception in the Richcraft Hall Atrium. The annual party is always an occasion for great food and music, along with plenty of photo opportunities.

Student poses for photo holding a sign that says "I'm on the dean's list."

André Plourde, Dean of the Faculty of Public Affairs, encouraged the audience to share their pride with the honoured students, who achieved a GPA of 10.0 or better in the 2017-18 academic year.

“It’s so important that we truly appreciate the efforts of these students and the success those efforts have yielded,” he told the crowd, which included Carleton President Benoit-Antoine Bacon and numerous other university administrators and faculty members.

André Plourde speaks from a podium to a crowd.

Dean André Plourde congratulates the Dean’s Honour’s List students.

The Dean’s Honour List reception is a great time to get to know the incredible students in the Faculty of Public Affairs. Here are just a few of the students who received this year’s honour:

Sheldon Parathundyil,  Bachelor of Public Affairs and Policy Management (BPAPM) (3rd year)

Sheldon Parathundyil smiles for the camera.

Sheldon Parathundyil

I love the interdisciplinarity of the BPAPM degree, especially on Indigenous issues. We look at topics through an environmental, political and sociological lens, which is incredibly useful.

Zaiba Ali, Bachelor of Global and International Studies (BGInS) (4th year)

Zaiba Ali poses with her parents.

Zaiba Ali with her parents.

I grew up in India, but I consider myself a global citizen. That’s what really attracted me to this program.

More Photos From the 2019 Dean’s Honour List Reception

Katelyn Kornelsen poses with her parents.

Fourth-year BPAPM student Katelyn Kornelsen with her parents.