It is my honor to congratulate you and inform you that your thesis has been chosen to be designated as “Passed with Distinction.” We would like to recognize you at the Graduate Reception on Friday May 15 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Ahern Room. I encourage you and your family to attend. In addition, we would like to send notification to your employer.
Executive Assistant, School of Education
University of St. Thomas
If you do not know what "Thesis of Distinction" refers to, it means...
The award Thesis of Distinction is granted for an exceptionally good or original thesis, without consideration of the student's record in other work. The chair of the major department will appoint a committee of at least two members (including the thesis advisor) to read the thesis, and will recommend to the Dean the granting of this award where this seems appropriate. Such theses will be retained in the department. The award is noted on the transcript.
In the human pet's case, she is one of five graduating masters' students (from all possible majors) to win the award. It also means that the university will help her have the manuscript published in a professional journal, and a copy of her thesis will be kept in the university library so other students can use her research for their papers.