Honors Program

News Archives

Paper authored and recently published by Barbara Miller Gaither, Morgan Collins ’20 earns top prize award
<p>In collaboration with UNC professor Lucinda Austin, the School of Communications faculty member and strategic communications major examined corporate social advocacy and political activism through the case of DICK&rsquo;s Sporting Goods and the company&rsquo;s recent stance on gun control reform.</p>
Public health performance: Lumen Scholar uses creative arts to help students in Ghana learn about malaria&nbsp;
<p>Stephanie Ntim &lsquo;19 is among the recipients of the Lumen Prize, which provides selected students with a scholarship and celebrates their academic and creative accomplishments.</p>
Sophomore Honors Fellow publishes article on U.S.-Argentina relations during the Cold War
<p>The article by Angela Myers &#39;21 appeared in the journal Revista Brumario.&nbsp;</p>
Adding it up: Lumen Scholar examines how math anxiety can impact elementary school teachers
<p>Molly Kearns &rsquo;19 is among the recipients of the Lumen Prize, which provides selected students with a scholarship and celebrates their academic and creative accomplishments.‚Äč</p>
Vandermaas-Peeler publishes research with Caroline Dean &#39;18 and colleagues in Denmark
<p>Two recent publications were a result of Vandermaas-Peeler&#39;s semester as a visiting faculty member at DIS, Study Abroad in Scandinavia.</p>
Recent workshops provide opportunity for Honors Program to share best practices
<p>Former directors of Elon&#39;s Honors Program headed workshops in Monterrey, Mexico, and Winchester, Virginia.</p>
Chris Leupold presents at national leadership conference
<p>The research&nbsp;examined the impact of leadership programming and experiential learning activities on students&#39; reslience and leadership efficacy.</p>
Four awarded Fulbright grants to study and conduct research abroad
<p>Three members of Elon&rsquo;s Class of 2018 and a recent alumna are among 10 Elon students selected for Fulbright awards this year &mdash;&nbsp;a record for the university.&nbsp;</p>
Caroline Dean &#39;18 named Elon Youth Trustee
<p>The spring 2018 graduate from Morganton, N.C., begins a two-year term on the Board of Trustees June 1.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Lindsey Jordan &#39;19: &lsquo;I want to do good in the world&rsquo;
<p>Elon junior Lindsey Jordan &rsquo;19, of Mooresville, North Carolina, shares her passion for helping others thanks to the life-changing impact of her Honors Fellows scholarship. This is the first in a series of videos highlighting the impact of endowed scholarships at Elon.&nbsp;</p>
Elon senior awarded Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation fellowship
<p>Maurice &ldquo;Bear&rdquo; Tos&eacute; II has been selected for the two-year paid fellowship that is awarded to an individual who demonstrates an interest in philanthropy, public policy, community service and the nonprofit sector.&nbsp;</p>
Psychology faculty and students present at regional conference
<p>Two faculty&nbsp;members and four undergraduate researchers in psychology presented at the Southeastern Psychological Association conference held in Charleston, S.C.</p>
Sociology student Jensen Collins &#39;18 wins paper award
<p>Sociology major Jensen Collins &rsquo;18 won the North Carolina Sociological Association&#39;s Himes Student Paper Award and presented her research at its annual conference.</p>
Elon students present undergraduate research at religious studies conference
<p><span>Thirteen Elon students traveled to Atlanta, Georgia, March 2-4&nbsp;for the Southeastern Commission for the Study of Religion (SECSOR), the annual regional meeting of the American Academy of Religion and the Society of Biblical Literature.&nbsp; Six of the students presented undergraduate research mentored by professors from the Department of Religious Studies, while the other seven observed in preparation for presenting in the future.</span></p>
Honors Fellows travel to Asheville for Habitat for Humanity service retreat
<p>The annual trip helps build community among first-year Honors Fellows while they work in service of others.&nbsp;</p>
Alumna, Richardson co-author peer-reviewed article on starburst galaxies
<p>Elon University physics major Helen Meskhidze &#39;16 co-authored a research publication with Assistant Professor of Physics Chris Richardson for the journal Astrophysics and Space Science</p>
Chemistry students receive national recognition for excellence in research&nbsp;
<p>Stefanie Miller &#39;17 and Mary Alice Allnutt &#39;18 received awards from the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the National Institutes of Health, respectively.</p>
Student presents at sociology conference, participates in top sociology honors program
<p>Sociology major Jensen Collins &rsquo;18 traveled to the American Sociological Association&rsquo;s annual meeting to present research and participate in the ASA Honors Program in Montr&eacute;al, Canada.</p>
Opening Doors: Weaver family endows Honors Fellows scholarship
<p>Elon Trustee Katherine Weaver and her husband, Mike, have made a generous gift that supports &nbsp;students who are among the university&#39;s highest achievers.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Runner&#39;s World cites Elon research about the psychology of exercise
<p>The popular running publication focused on research by Wally Bixby, associate professor of exercise science, and recent alumna Kristen Fontela &#39;17.</p>
Biochemistry faculty and students, physical therapy education faculty attend national Experimental Biology conference in Chicago
<p>Experimental Biology is the annual meeting of six societies comprised of more than 14,000 scientists and 50 guest societies.</p>
CELEBRATE! profile: Amber Adams-Kuebler
<p>An elementary education major explores the potential barriers to integrating environmental education into the curriculum at an Educating Children Outdoors campus.&nbsp;</p>
Ben Bridges &#39;17 wins top student paper prize at Southern Anthropological Society conference
<p>The Honors student and anthropology major won top honors for his research of Quechua myths in Peru.</p>
MaryClaire Schulz &rsquo;17 presents honors thesis at International Public Relations Conference
<p>The strategic communications major and Associate Professor Barbara Miller Gaither both led research discussions at the March conference in Orlando, Florida.</p>
Phi Beta Kappa inducts new members
<p>A March 27 dinner and ceremony featured a keynote address by Peter Felten, assistant provost and executive director for the Center for Engaged Learning.</p>
Elon student interning at U.K. Parliament shares thoughts about recent London attack
<p>Honors Fellow Stefanie Milovic &#39;19, an event coordination and public relations major, is interning this semester at under Member of Parliament Ben Howlett.&nbsp;</p>
Passion for pure math theory fuels Lumen Scholar&#39;s research
<p>Peter Jakes &#39;17 is among the recipients of the Lumen Prize, which provides selected students with a $15,000 scholarship and celebrates their academic and creative accomplishments.&nbsp;</p>
Elon community comes together to offer prayers, support for injured student
<p>First-year student Molly Offstein of Frostburg, Maryland, was seriously injured on March 7&nbsp;when she was hit by a car while out for a morning run.&nbsp;</p>
Lumen Scholar is all ears as she explores the impact of birth stories on first-time mothers
<p>Michelle Reissig &rsquo;17 is among the recipients of the Lumen Prize, which provides selected students with a $15,000 scholarship and celebrates their academic and creative accomplishments.</p>
Lumen Scholar dives into the data to help drive health care changes
<p>Justin Morin &#39;17&nbsp;<span class="s1">is among the recipients of the Lumen Prize, which provides selected students with a $15,000 scholarship and celebrates their academic and creative accomplishments.&nbsp;</span></p>
Honors Fellows trade in textbooks for trowels during service weekend in Asheville
<p>Nearly three dozen from Elon traveled to Asheville, N.C. last weekend to work with Habitat for Humanity on three homes now under construction.&nbsp;</p>
Alumna recognized for research about N.C. Sikh community
<p>Melina Oliverio &#39;16 was named first runner-up for the ASIANetwork&#39;s Marianna McJimsey Award, which recognizes top student papers focused on Asia.&nbsp;</p>
Car Window Poetry project by Elon alum featured on NBC Nightly News
<p>A national audience learned about the project, started this summer in Colorado Springs, Colorado, by Alex Lewis &#39;16, during the Nov. 14 news report.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Senior presents thesis, gains experience in international collaboration
<p>Stephanie Bedard &rsquo;17 presented her thesis and worked on a global team to solve a real business challenge during the Academy of International Business Southeast conference.</p>
Daniel Schneider &#39;16, Scott Spurlock and Megan Squire publish research at international conference
<p><span>Their research appears in the proceedings of OpenSym 2016, the 12th International Symposium on Open Collaboration, held in Berlin, Germany.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Question of a lifetime among those asked at New Student Orientation Alumni Panel
<p>The panel for current Orientation leaders&nbsp;featured eight Elon alumni and former members of the New Student Orientation team.&nbsp;</p>
Five presented with Elon University&#39;s highest honor &mdash; the Elon Medallion
<p>Elon President Leo M. Lambert bestowed the university&#39;s highest honor upon five&nbsp;retired faculty and staff members for their meritorious service to the university.&nbsp;</p>
Elon math department has strong showing at MathFest, with Lumen scholar taking home award
<p>Peter Jakes &#39;17, Professor Jeff Clark, Assistant Professor Aaron Trocki, and A.L. Hook Associate Professor Chad Awtrey gave presentations at MathFest in Columbus, OH, on Aug. 3-6, 2016.</p>
Challenging traditional diversity discourse in higher education&nbsp;
<p>Elon senior Claire Lockard used the Lumen Prize, the university&rsquo;s top award for undergraduate research and creative achievement, to reconceptualize what is meant by &quot;identity&quot;&nbsp;and reimagine the possibilities for diversity on college campuses.</p>
Exposing pre-Olympic human rights abuses in Rio de Janeiro
<p>Elon University Lumen Scholar Michelle Alfini visited Rio de Janeiro to analyze the media&rsquo;s lacking coverage of human rights violations prior to this year&rsquo;s Olympic Games and fill the void in coverage through her website, RightingRio.com.</p>
Elon named a top producer of Fulbright students
<p><span>Elon University is featured on an annual list of American master&#39;s-level institutions whose graduates received Fulbright student awards for 2015-16.</span></p>
Elon senior teaches piano 15 seconds at a time
<p>Honors Fellow Addison Horner created&nbsp;the account @thehashtagmusician to provide musical &quot;micro lessons&quot; to budding pianists, and he&#39;s sharing his undergraduate research findings this spring at several conferences.</p>
Buffie Longmire-Avital and Brenda Reavis &#39;15 co-author article in the Journal of Black Psychology
<p>Assistant Professor Buffie Longmire-Avital and young alumna&nbsp;Brenda Reavis &#39;15 have co-authored an article in a forthcoming edition of the Journal of Black Psychology examining the ideal and non-negotiable characteristics emerging adult Black American women look for in potential male partners.&nbsp;</p>
Honors Fellows strengthen community through service
<p>Elon University students participated&nbsp;in a January&nbsp;service project at the North Carolina Arboretum where they&nbsp;<span>constructed natural shelters, built stick looms, and prepared children&rsquo;s garden and craft activity areas, among other assignments.</span></p>
Maureen Vandermaas-Peeler, alumni publish research
<p>The professor of psychology collaborated with Cara McClain &rsquo;14, Katelyn Massey &rsquo;14 and Alyssa Kendall &rsquo;14 on separate projects that culminated in publication.</p>
LIFE@Elon begins fifth year &#39;Lost in the Limelight&#39;
<p><span>Elon alumnus Jared Allen &#39;14 performed an original one-man show&nbsp;on Tuesday for dozens of community members enrolled in the university&#39;s lifelong education program designed for people ages 50 and older.</span></p>
Kyle Whitaker &#39;14 presents research at international conference
<p>The Elon&nbsp;Honors Program graduate presented&nbsp;research <span>at the Pekan International Education Confernce in Malyasia</span>&nbsp;on the value students place on writing in the 21st century.</p>
In My Words:&nbsp;In debating the Confederate flag, we&#39;re asking the wrong questions
<p>Professor Tom Mould explains the power of symbols in a column published by several regional newspapers as Americans&nbsp;discuss and debate&nbsp;the future of the Confederate flag.</p>
Michael Carignan talks with FOX 8 about the Magna Carta
<p>The associate professor of history talks with reporter and anchor Bob Buckley about the legacy of a document signed 800 years ago by King John of England.&nbsp;</p>
Lumen Scholar researches the interplay of dance students and power
<p>Elon University senior Rachel Mehaffey&nbsp;used the university&#39;s top prize for undergraduate research and creative achievements to study the way dancers interpret what they are asked to perform on stage and in the classroom.</p>