Academic Excellence Celebration

Academic Excellence Celebration

Academic Excellence Celebration


The Academic Excellence Celebration (AEC) is our annual event to showcase students' academic accomplishments. As a participant, you may choose to give a scholarly research presentation, exhibit a poster about your work, read a poem, essay, or story that you wrote, demonstrate a project or skill, display your art work in the McKendree University Gallery of Art, or perform a musical or theatrical piece. The choice is yours.

During the AEC, we also hold our annual Academic Honors Convocation, recognizing the most accomplished graduating students in each major, and we induct hundreds of students into various academic honor societies. You could be one of them!

Classes are cancelled during the AEC so that the entire McKendree University community, family, and friends can attend the sessions.

Check out the program and pictures from the 2014 AEC, then make plans to participate in the next Academic Excellence Celebration to be held on Thursday, April 23, 2015.

Applications to present, exhibit, or perform in the 2015 AEC will be posted on this page in Fall 2014.