Celebration of Scholars
Celebration of Scholars: May 7-8, 2022
Don’t miss the presentations of our students, faculty, and staff as we celebrate their works of scholarship, research, and creativity.
All are invited to join in recognizing the achievements of our presenters. We’re hosting several events to honor and celebrate our outstanding community throughout the weekend.
Saturday, May 7
Exhibition of Research, Scholarship, and Creativity
Noon-3 p.m., the TARC
Carthage students and faculty will present their works of scholarship, research, and creativity at the 2022 Celebration of Scholars Exhibition. Each presenter or group of presenters will have an abstract, poster, and will be available to talk during the event.
Student Award Ceremony
3:30 p.m., Todd Wehr Center Jockey Rooms
The Student Award Ceremony — always an important part of Celebration of Scholars — recognizes student achievements in leadership, campus involvement, service, and academics. Awards include the Student Leadership Awards, and Intellectual Foundations Scholarships. The recipient of the 2022 Distinguished Senior Award will also be announced.
Nursing Pinning Ceremony
5 p.m., the TARC
A pinning ceremony is a way to welcome new nurses into the profession. This tradition traces back to the 12th century. The wearing of the pin represents the right and readiness to serve others and the assumption of the responsibilities to provide excellent care. Each nursing graduate will be pinned with the Carthage pin with invited guests welcome to share in the tradition. This event will be live-streamed for those who can’t attend in person.
Sunday, May 8
Alpha Chi Induction Ceremony
9 a.m., Campbell Student Union Auditorium
The newest members of the Carthage College chapter of Alpha Chi will be inducted during the Alpha Chi Induction Ceremony. Alpha Chi is a National Honor Scholarship Society active on more than 300 college and university campuses nationwide. Students inducted into Alpha Chi are in the top 10 percent of the graduating senior class. This event will be held in person for Alpha Chi inductees and their families. All guests are asked to follow the #StaySafeCarthage COVID-19 guidelines while on campus. This event will be live-streamed for those who can’t attend in person.Watch live!
Honors Program Ceremony
10 a.m., Campbell Student Union Auditorium
The Carthage Honors Program is for exceptional students who want to make the most of their liberal arts education. At this event, Professor Neil Scharnick, director of the Honors Program, will recognize the students who have completed all requirements to graduate with all-college honors. This event will be live-streamed for those who can’t attend in person.
Multicultural Celebrations: Latinx and Black/AA Graduation
The entire Carthage community is invited to celebrate Carthage’s diversity as we recognize the unique contributions of Carthage’s Black and Latinx graduates.
Wednesday, May 11
Multicultural Celebrations: Lavender Graduation (LGBTQ+)
The entire Carthage community is invited to celebrate Carthage’s diversity as we recognize the unique contributions of Carthage’s LGBTQ+ graduates.
Lavender Graduation Celebration
4-5:30 p.m., Lakeside Conference Room on the 4th Floor of Lentz Hall
No tickets are required. Please let us know if you’re coming — complete our RSVP form.