PanAm's Awards & Honorifics
Cultural ideals and social structures have evolved over time, and Chivalric traits such as Honor, Truth, and Loyalty have begun to be viewed as almost archaic. But those educated in the arts and sciences know these to be timeless and crucial qualities; traits that we silently admire.
Awards, Titles, Accolades, and Honorifics should retain its connection with the virtuous and chivalrous underpinnings that defined the knightly class of the medieval period, as that code of conduct was pivotal for not only lifting society out of more brutal and savage times, but also moved further with the Age of Exploration and the Renaissance. One's daily conduct and moral fiber, and desire to uphold these ideals is what knighthood recognized by Monarchs, Nation States, the Papacy, Diplomatic Corps, and later Fraternal Organizations right into the 20th century. Indeed, even the Fraternities and sororities were modeled after these Orders of Knighthood. At PanAm, we have retained these virtues, and claim it as our cultural heritage.
A university (Latin: universitas, 'a whole') is an institution of higher (or tertiary) education and research which awards academic degrees in various academic disciplines. The word university is derived from the Latin universitas magistrorum et scholarium, which means "community of teachers and scholars”. The modern university system has its origin in the European medieval university, which was created in Italy and evolved from cathedral schools for the clergy during the High Middle Ages. An important idea in the definition of a university is the notion of academic freedom. We adhere to that tradition. An important moment in the career of a student is obtaining the coveted academic title. These title were further recognized by awards, honorifics, and even knighthood.