Honors Convocation

Awards and Recognition

William Illiano

William Illiano

Dean's Medal: Biomedical Sciences

William Illiano will graduate summa cum laude as a University Honors Scholar with a Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical sciences and a minor in psychology.

During his time at Auburn, William was very involved both on and off campus. His freshman year, he played alto saxophone in the Auburn University Marching Band. He was also active with community service while at Auburn. William was very involved with the Campus Kitchen at Auburn University where he served as president, providing oversight for an organization that serves thousands of meals to those in need within the Auburn community every week.

William with two friends from Exceptional Foundation of East Alabama

Off campus, he often volunteered at the Exceptional Foundation of East Alabama, a day program for individuals with special needs, where he led recreational activities. His community service experiences also included volunteer work with a hospital and food pantry in his hometown. His community service endeavors earned him the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award, a prestigious community service award given to only two graduating seniors each year at Auburn University. He also worked for two years as a research assistant on a research project investigating racial disparities in health amongst college students.

William is thankful for the many peers and faculty that he has grown close with at Auburn who have supported him and provided him opportunities to succeed. He is especially grateful to his parents and older brother who have always been his greatest supporters.

After graduation, William will attend the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. He is excited to represent Auburn as he begins his career in medicine.

William Illiano as a baby



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Honors Convocation