Carthage recognizes the accomplishments and achievements of its alumni through various alumni awards.
The Beacon Award
For centuries, beacons have lit the way for humanity. The Carthage Beacon Award recognizes Carthage alumni who provide light to their communities. Each recipient is honored for one specific accomplishment, act of service, professional or personal achievement, event, or program. The College is proud to recognize these alumni, whose actions illuminate those around them.
Distinguished Alumni Awards
Carthage has two Distinguished Alumni Awards: The Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award is presented to individuals who have achieved and maintained extremely high stations in their chosen profession. This criterion includes offering a service or product of meaningful value; significant professional publication or artistic achievement; or advancements in scientific research, discovery and exploration. The Distinguished Alumni Service Award is presented to individuals who have made valuable contributions to Carthage, their communities or church. This award recognizes alumni working on behalf of Carthage through alumni programs, advisory committees, or other efforts that advance the College.