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Celebration of Scholars

Schedule of Events

Friday, April 28, 2017


Alpha Chi National College Honor Society Initiation

H. F. Johnson Center for the Fine Arts, Recital Hall
More information will be coming soon.

4-6 p.m.

Celebration of Scholars Poster Exhibition

Tarble Arena
The sixth annual Celebration of Scholars poster exhibition showcases the scholarly work of students and faculty. Students and faculty will display their achievements in research, a piece of scholarship, or a significant creative work, and will be available to discuss their works. Student work includes senior theses, summer research projects, and other scholarly or creative works. Refreshments will be provided. Learn more about submitting a proposal to the poster exhibition

6-7 p.m.

Celebration of Scholars Student Awards Ceremony

Tarble Arena
President Gregory S. Woodward will serve as master of ceremonies for this recognition of outstanding student achievements in leadership, research, creativity, and scholarship. Student organizations will also be recognized. Students, parents, and colleagues are invited to join President Woodward as we honor these incredible recipients. Refreshments will be provided.

  • SEAL Awards: Students Excelling in Activities and Leadership (SEAL) awards recognize individuals and organizations for excellence in leadership, programs, and community service throughout the academic year.
  • Western Heritage Scholarships: These scholarships celebrate the high quality of student learning through the Western Heritage seminars. They also give current students the opportunity to receive substantial scholarship support. All students who have written exemplary essays or papers in Western Heritage are invited to apply for a Heritage Scholarship. Submissions are text-based essays (including a narrative essay) written for a Western Heritage course that explore and analyze the meaning of a primary text that is part of the Western Heritage curriculum.
  • Global Heritage Prize: The Global Heritage Competition honors exceptional work in projects with a focus on non-Western traditions and peoples. Projects take many forms, including essays, poems, visual or dramatic compositions, documentaries, reportage, musical compositions, and even musical instruments, among others. Winning projects demonstrate a high level of cultural understanding and make an original contribution to understanding of non-Western traditions, with excellent quality of execution.
  • 2017 Distinguished Senior Award: This is the highest award given to a graduating senior. The recipient exemplifies high academic achievement, service to the college community, leadership in college organizations, and active engagement beyond the Carthage campus. The Distinguished Senior receives the honor of representing the Class of 2017 as the class speaker during the Commencement ceremony.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

2-3 p.m.

Alpha Lambda Delta Induction Ceremony

Todd Wehr Center, Room 128
Join us for the initiation of this year’s new members of Carthage’s chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD). Parents, family, and friends of the inductees are especially encouraged to attend. Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate these students’ fine academic achievement.


Department Recognition Gatherings

Throughout the semester, Carthage’s academic departments gather informally to honor outstanding student performance in the classroom or in service capacities. See the schedule of Department Recognition Gatherings