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2024 Celebration of Academic Excellence at Salem College

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For over 250 years, Salem College has been committed to the tradition of academic excellence. For generations, Salem students have distinguished themselves in their undergraduate work in the creative and performing arts, humanities, social and natural sciences, professional programs, and teacher education. This event is a treasured addition to the many traditions we have enjoyed throughout Salem's history, representing the pride that Salem has in all of its students.

Our celebration begins with the Faculty Research Symposium, followed by concurrent sessions, representing scholarly academic research and creative expression of Salem's undergraduates. The closing session will offer a time of reflection and discussion facilitated by a multidisciplinary faculty panel. The day concludes with the College community gathering for the annual Leadership Banquet, which honors outstanding students for their leadership and service while at Salem.  

You can learn more about our presenters and their projects by clicking on the titles below. We are excited for you to join with us in celebrating and publicly acknowledging the academic and creative accomplishments of our students and faculty!


2024 Session I

8:30 - 9:45 am

Opening Session - Faculty Symposium

Healthy Classrooms, Healthy Students

Johnna Lyons
Rosa Otero
Professors Johnna Lyons & Rosa Otero

For years, educators have been interested in accommodating students with disabilities and medical impairments into regular classrooms. Classroom and furniture design has been developed and...

2024 Session II

10:00 - 11:00 am



2024 Session III

11:15 am - 12:15 pm



2024 Session IV

1:30 - 2:45 pm

English & Creative Writing

Poster Session

Little Sprout

Emily Cazarez
Emily Rubio Cazarez

Students on college campuses across the United States are experiencing mental health concerns due to heightened levels of stress, depression, and anxiety, and although many...

2024 Session V

3:00 - 4:15 pm


Visual & Performing Arts

2024 Session VI

4:30 - 5:15 pm

Closing Session - Faculty Panel with Student Discussion

Reflecting on the Day

Traci Porter
Andrew Thomas
Charlotte Vail
Beth Wemlinger

This closing session will offer a time of reflection and discussion facilitated by a multidisciplinary faculty panel featuring Professors Traci Porter, Andrew Thomas, Charlotte Vail...