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The Carthage community celebrated student achievements during the 2024 Celebration of Scholars. Events included the Nursing Pinning Ceremony, Poster Exhibition, Student Awards Ceremony, Multicultural Celebration, The Embers, and Honors Awards Ceremony! See pictures of the events below.

Nurse Pinning Ceremony

Group photo of the 2024 Nurse Pinning Ceremony.

Each nursing graduate was pinned with the Carthage pin. The ceremony is a way to welcome new nurses into the profession and traces back to the 12th century. The wearing of the pin represents the right and readiness to serve others and the assumption of the responsibility to provide excellent care. 

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Poster Exhibition

Students presenting their poster at the 2024 Celebration of Scholars Poster Exhibition.

Carthage students and faculty presented their works of scholarship, research, and creativity. Each presenter or group of presenters displayed an abstract and poster, and talked about their project during the event.

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Read about the logo competition winners

Student Awards Ceremony

Students were recognized for their achievements during the 2024 Student Award Ceremony.

The Student Award Ceremony recognizes student achievements in leadership, campus involvement, service, and academics. Awards included the Student Leadership Awards and Intellectual Foundations Scholarships. 

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Read about the Distinguished Senior

Multicultural Celebration

Students receive their stoles during the 2024 Multicultural Celebration.

The Office of Equity and Inclusion collaborated with individuals from numerous departments to coordinate culturally-based graduate celebration ceremonies that complement Carthage’s Commencement ceremonies. The event acknowledges and celebrates the achievements of Carthage students of racially and ethnically underrepresented groups and LGBTQIA+ identities. 

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The Embers

2024 The Embers: Women's Volleyball winners

Named after Carthage’s mascot, The Embers is styled after major awards ceremonies, such as the Oscars and The ESPYs, complete with awards such as Comeback of the Year, Moment of the Year, and Upset of the Year, as well as recognition of outstanding individual academic and athletic accomplishments. 

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Honors Award Ceremony

The 2024 Carthage honors scholars!

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, recognized the students who have completed all requirements to graduate with all-college honors.

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