CHC Graduation Celebration
The 2022-23 academic year has come to a close. I am amazed, as always, at how quickly things flew by. It seems like just a few weeks ago that we were ushering in the class of 2027, and now we are busy making plans to welcome the class of 2028 to campus.
You may have heard that all UO commencement ceremonies took place on June 20. It was certainly a highly energized day to be on campus! The 2023 CHC Graduation Celebration was a great success. We opened the doors of Chapman Hall to parents, family members and friends of the CHC class of 2023, filled it to the brim with flowers and festive decorations, supplied ample treats and live music, and stationed faculty members in their brightly-colored regalia throughout the building and on Tykeson (now MacCaslin) Lawn for connection and conversation. The Clark Honors College alumni community has just gained more than 200 new members, and I look forward to hearing about their journeys as they leave campus and fly off to take on the world.
Many Clark Honors College students were celebrated at the Phi Beta Kappa ceremony as well: five of the Oregon Six were CHC students, as you’ll see from this article in the CHC Post. Clark Honors College faculty and staff are also due a round of applause. Between distinguished teaching and mentoring awards for faculty, and the Senate Leadership and Service award and Outstanding Employee awards for staff members, the shout-outs via the CHC listserv were almost non-stop. You can read more about their accomplishments in this article.
The CHC is an amazing community, and I am grateful to be part of it. I hope you have a fantastic summer.