The Honors Convocation on April 21 was filled with a lot cheering, laughter, and applause from the more than 90 Iliff community members who zoomed for the hour long event. Chapel Dean Rev. Dr. Cathie Kelsey kicked off the celebration of the accomplishments of our students, staff, and faculty by welcoming everyone by name each time they appeared on the zoom call. She was followed by the welcome address from Iliff President Rev. Dr. Tom Wolfe.

In addition to the inspiring address by the speaker Dr. Mark Freeland (Sault St. Marie Anishinabek), three retiring staff members – Carmen Baca Doster (registrar), Sandy Harkovich (controller), and Dr. Jeffrey Mahan (faculty) – were honored for their long-serving and dedicated services.


The key highlights of the event were the announcement of the staff-of-the year, Carmen Baca Doster, and the students who received the scholarships and fellowships for their academic excellence. Congratulations to Carmen and all the students!


Here is the video recording of the Honors Convocation.
Honors Convocation will celebrate the accomplishments of students, staff and faculty in an interactive environment. Don’t miss it!
When: Wednesday, April 21st at 12:00 pm (MST)
Where: On Zoom together


For the Honors Convocation program, please click here.
(If you need the zoom information, please email Chapel Dean Rev. Dr. Cathie Kelsey –


Speaker: Dr. Mark Freeland (Sault St. Marie Anishinabek), author of Aazheyaadizi: Worldview, Language, and the Logics of Decolonization. Dr. Freeland, Assistant Professor of American Indian Studies/American Indian Studies Program Coordinator at the South Dakota State University, is the first Tinker Visiting Professor for both the 2020-2021 and the 2019-2020 academic years. He regularly Iliff courses during the summer and mentors students and offers public education programs during the fall and winter quarters.