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Honoring Student Achievements

Honoring Student Achievements

Chestnut Hill College students are committed to serving others and being the best they can be.  At the end of each academic year, students participate in an inspiring mix of activities recognizing their achievements at Chestnut Hill College. This page acknowledges these milestones. 

Student with artwork

Chestnut Hill College participates in the annual SEPCHE Honors Conference. Student representatives from the eight SEPCHE schools give academic presentations that cover a range of topics from the arts to the sciences.

Senior Seminar

After four years of hard work, seniors share their final projects, papers and presentations.

Student procession

At the Honors Convocation, students are recognized for their scholarly achievements and inducted into honor societies in various disciplines. Students are cited and recognized for making the Dean’s list, achieving status on the athletic academic honor roll, receiving departmental honors, and acceptance into the interdisciplinary honors program.  

Students at Podium

A farewell graduation reception for the Accelerated Adult Degree Program inspires some wonderful testimonials each year.   

Students at banquet

The annual Student Leadership Banquet honors students for their contributions to life outside of the classroom. These awards recognize outstanding leadership, commitment to service, living out the mission, involvement on campus and much more. 

Lynn Tubman and two students with awards

The Chestnut Hill College Athletic Awards reception is a yearly celebration of the hard work, determination, and successes enjoyed during the College's athletics seasons. Honors include the Team Most Valuable Player (MVP), Team Coach's Award, Academic Achievements, the Griffin Award, and the Athletic Director's Awards.

Kente Cloth
The Donning of the Kente Cloth Ceremony

The kente cloth originated in Ghana and the colors on the Chestnut Hill College cloth symbolize growth, energy, wealth and victory (among other things). The ceremony is designed to honor the achievements of our graduates in the School of Undergraduate Studies and to celebrate diversity on campus. Each participating graduate selects someone special to don their kente cloth; this person can be a family member, friend, faculty, staff, coach or anyone who helped them through college.


The ultimate celebration of academic achievement is our Commencement.