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Celebration of Student Scholarship gathers in-person to recognize academic research and achievement

For the first time in two years, students were able to gather in-person to showcase their academic research to the Morehead State University campus community at the 16th Annual Celebration of Student Scholarship. It took place on the third floor of the Adron Doran University Center (ADUC) on Wednesday, April 27. 

The event featured presentations that involved 174 undergraduate and graduate student scholars and their 58 faculty mentors. It was presided over by 31 faculty, staff, guest judges and session moderators.  

Initiated in the Spring of 2006, the Celebration of Student Scholarship shares and spotlights the outstanding work of students involved in research, scholarship, creative work and performance arts to the campus community. The day-long event consists of presentations, exhibitions and performances by students from the Caudill College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; the College of Science; the Elmer R. Smith College of Business and Technology; and the Ernst and Sara Lane Volgenau College of Education. 

“Morehead State University truly believes in the importance of supporting our undergraduate research program,” said Megan Boone, interim director of the Center for Career Development and Experiential Education. “This event is one of my favorites as it is an opportunity for our students to showcase the hard work and innovation that went into their research. The participating students clearly developed in-demand career skills of critical thinking, oral communication and written communication that will serve them well in their careers. 

In the ADUC Ballroom, students presented research through posters that demonstrated their work outlining and displaying their research took up much of the ballroom floor. Among the presentations, the celebration included 37 oral presentations in the morning and 60 poster presentations in the afternoon, followed by a reception and awards presentation for projects of exceptional merit.  

“The Celebration Committee is delighted that we have been able to return to an in-person event this year,” said Katy Carlson, professor of English at MSU. “We applaud the efforts of so many students and faculty members in going beyond the classroom and we are proud of the range and quality of work they have been able to do.” 
A photo gallery for the Celebration of Student Scholarship can be found here
For more information about the Celebration of Student Scholarship, including a complete program and list of award winners, contact the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at 606-783-2356, email Dr. Shannon Harr, director of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, at or visit