CCU to hold three fall commencement ceremonies on Dec. 14
9 a.m. ceremony
Spadoni College of Education and Social Sciences
Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts
1 p.m. ceremony
Conway Medical Center College of Health and Human Performance
Gupta College of Science
HTC Honors College
5 p.m. ceremony
E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration
The ceremonies will feature remarks by President Michael T. Benson, D.Phil. Charles Clary, recipient of the University’s 2022 HTC Distinguished Teacher-Scholar Lecturer Award, will deliver the keynote address. Clary will be introduced by Mateo Solana, president of the Student Government Association.
Clary, who joined the CCU faculty in Fall 2015, serves as an associate professor of studio art and foundations coordinator. He teaches upper-level courses as well as the senior capstone for visual arts majors. He is active in CHROMA, the department’s student art club. Clary has assisted with the museum studies class co-taught by Katie Clary, Ph.D., and Carolyn Dillian, Ph.D., which created two national award-winning exhibits that were displayed at the Horry County Museum: Printing the Past: SC in 3D and Waccamaw Indian People: Past, Present, and Future.
Clary’s work has been exhibited in galleries in Paris, Shanghai, and New York City. In Summer 2022, he was chosen for the prestigious Savannah College of Art and Design Alumni Atelier Ambassador program and held a three-month artist residency in Lacoste, France. Clary recently sold three commissioned pieces to Google corporate offices and is working on a project with Amazon.
The HTC Distinguished Teacher-Scholar Lecturer Award is made possible through a generous donation from Horry Telephone Cooperative. In September, Clary presented his award’s associated lecture, titled “Memento Mori: The Fragility of Life,” which focused on Clary’s loss of his mother and father due to smoking-related cancers. See video below for more information on Clary.