Carleton College holds annual Honors Convocation May 26

May 17, 2017

On Friday, May 26 from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel, Carleton College will hold its annual Honors Convocation, celebrating the academic accomplishment of Carleton students and faculty. This year’s Honors Convocation address will be delivered by Tom Callister, Carleton Class of 2013.

A cherished Carleton tradition, Honors Convocation begins and ends with a full academic procession, including emeriti faculty. Following remarks by President Steven Poskanzer, Dean of the College Beverly Nagel and Dean of Students Carolyn Livingston, the ceremony will honor students and recipients of awards and grants. Honors Convocation is free and open to the public; the event will also be recorded and archived for online viewing.

A physics major, Callister was the recipient of two of the most prestigious awards for students in the sciences: a Goldwater Scholarship during his junior year, and the Churchill Scholarship to complete a MPhil degree at Cambridge, focused on gravitational wave astronomy, following graduation from Carleton. He is now a PhD student in astronomy at CalTech. As a student at Carleton, Callister performed as a member of Carleton’s Symphony Band, Orchestra and smaller, student-led chamber ensembles, as well as being a member of the competitive ballroom dancing club. He used his expertise in technology to help found Carleton’s Assistive Technology (AzTech) program within the College’s information technology services department with the goal of increasing availability of and support for assistive technologies across campus, including text-to-speech and speech-to-text software.  

This event is sponsored by College Communications. For more information, including disability accommodations, call (507) 222-4308. The Skinner Memorial Chapel is located on First and College Streets in Northfield.