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Lafayette College will honor more than 130 students at the All-College Honors Convocation at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 25, in the Williams Center for the Arts.

The event is open to the public without charge. A reception will follow.

Lafayette will present awards to about 100 students who have attained outstanding academic success during the past year. Students to be honored have achieved excellence in the liberal arts, sciences, computer science, and engineering. Also recognized will be 37 students who have been offered membership in Phi Beta Kappa, the national academic honor society for outstanding undergraduate students of the liberal arts and sciences.

Donald W. Landry, a 1975 Lafayette graduate, will be keynote speaker. Landry is director of the Division of Clinical Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, and associate attending physician at Presbyterian Hospital.

Landry has pioneered an investigation of new methods to generate catalytic antibodies in the framework of developing anti-cocaine antibodies as a new treatment for cocaine addiction and overdose. He is the recipient of a major five-year grant from the Executive Office of the President of the United States/Office of Drug Control Policy.

Landry earned a bachelor of science degree in chemistry from Lafayette. He holds an M.D. degree from Columbia University and a Ph.D. degree in organic chemistry from Harvard University. At Harvard he studied organic chemistry with Nobel laureate Robert Burns Woodward under a National Science Foundation fellowship.

Also speaking at the convocation will be Lafayette President Arthur J. Rothkopf; Lee Upton, professor of English, writer-in-residence, and chair of the faculty committee on academic progress; and June Schlueter, provost.

Prizes will be awarded by Ismail I. Jouny, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering and chair of the faculty subcommittee on honors convocation, and Christopher W. Gray, dean of studies.

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