Kentucky State University held its 51st Annual Honors Convocation Thursday morning in Bradford Hall’s Carl H. Smith Auditorium.

Dr. Robert L. King, president of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, was the speaker and gave students advice on how to translate their education to “something larger.” He urged them to not only finish their bachelor’s degrees but also to consider earning a master’s or doctoral degree.

“Serve as a role model to a young person who may not yet think college is possible,” King added.

And, lastly, he suggested that some of them consider becoming teachers to help educate minority students.

KSU President Mary Evans Sias presented the President’s Awards to full-time freshman, sophomore, junior and senior students with 4.0 grade point averages. Ten freshman students received the President’s Award this year.

Frankfort Mayor William May, who is a KSU graduate, presented the Mayor’s Citizenship Award to KSU Student Government Association President Julian Jeter-Davis.

“Julian has contributed so much to our community,” May said.