Honors Program

News Archives

Challenging traditional diversity discourse in higher education 
<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>
Elon students selected for 2015 Scripps Howard internship program
<p>Danielle Deavens &#39;16 and Connor DelPrete &#39;16 will earn summer grants and scholarships.</p>
Elon senior &amp; alumnus receive Princeton in Asia fellowships
<p><span>Laura Sturdivant &#39;15 and Alexander Ward &#39;14 travel next fall to Myanmar and the Philippines, respectively, with support of a program aimed at promoting goodwill and the exchange of ideas between cultures of the East and West.</span></p>
CELEBRATE! Profile: Caroline Crew &#39;15
<p><span>Using economic data from China, an Elon University senior found that tourism helps reduce poverty for many residents in developing countries, though some people are helped more than others.</span></p>
Elon students win RiverRun film festival&rsquo;s pitchfest
<p>School of Communications students Kathryn Jeffords &#39;15 and Kayla Hammer &#39;16 captured first place in the 2015 RiverRun International Film Festival&rsquo;s documentary pitchfest, a student competition judged by a panel of industry experts, including award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson.</p>
Scholarship takes center stage at SURF
<p><span>Elon University students and professors shared research findings and creative work Tuesday at the Spring Undergraduate Research Forum, a day set aside each spring for the campus community to celebrate scholarship and faculty mentoring relationships.</span></p>
Elon names 2015 Lumen Scholars
<p>The university&#39;s top award comes with $15,000 to support and celebrate academic and creative achievements.</p>
Elon senior awarded Fulbright to teach English in France
<p><span>Omolayo Ojo, an international studies major and Honors Fellow from Maryland, will spend a year in Europe before pursuing graduate studies in immigration law, migration and development.</span></p>
Six Elon alumni selected as NSF Graduate Research Fellows
<p>The alumni are part of the 2,000 graduate applicants selected to receive funding from the National Science Foundation in 2015.</p>
Physics major receives national scholarship
<p>Elon University junior Helen Meskhidze received a scholarship through the national Society of Physics Students.</p>
Phi Beta Kappa honor society inducts new members
<p>An April 14&nbsp;dinner and ceremony featured a keynote address by T. Mills Kelly, a professor of history at George Mason University&nbsp;<span>and a specialist in the scholarship of teaching and learning history.&nbsp;</span></p>
Honors Fellow receives national summer research fellowship
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Elon senior awarded UK Fulbright to research political communication
<p><span>Mary Rouse, a political science major from Charlotte, North Carolina, will study strategic narratives&nbsp;next year at Royal Holloway, University of London,&nbsp;as she works toward a graduate degree&nbsp;in m</span>edia, power&nbsp;and public affairs.&nbsp;</p>
Lumen Scholar recognized for research at national conference&nbsp;
<p>Elon University senior Taylor Davis traveled to Boston&nbsp;in March 2015&nbsp;to present her research at a national biochemistry conference. The Honors Fellow&nbsp;received a student travel award and was recognized in the undergraduate poster competition.</p>
Lumen Scholar sheds light on impacts of microfinance
<p><span>Research by Elon University senior Kate Smith-Lin finds that citizens of Indonesia don&rsquo;t necessarily save more money after a bank opens in rural areas, but they do change the way they save, making it easier to protect their families in times of crisis.</span></p>
Professor Awtrey, math majors and Honors Fellow publish research article
<p>Assistant professor of mathematics Chad Awtrey and mathematics majors Nicole Miles &#39;15, Chris Shill &#39;14 and Honors Fellow&nbsp;Erin Strosnider &#39;14 published a research article in a recent issue (Volume 8, no. 2) of the journal Involve.</p>
Lumen Scholar&#39;s work gives voice to African immigrants
<p>Elon University&rsquo;s top prize for undergraduate research and creative achievement assisted senior Omolayo Ojo in her efforts to share why people from Senegal move to the United States, and what effect those moves have on families left behind.</p>
Elon named top producer of U.S. Fulbright students
<p>Elon University ranked #3 on an annual list of American master&#39;s-level institutions whose graduates received Fulbright student awards for 2014-15.</p>
On MLK Day, a tribute through service
<p><span>Fifty students, faculty and staff took part Monday in a &ldquo;Day of Service&rdquo; in Greensboro, N.C., to honor the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.</span></p>
Professor and alumni publish two research articles
<p>Recent graduates Chris Shill &#39;14 and Erin Strosnider &#39;14 each co-authored an article with Assistant Professor Chad Awtrey in the Department of Mathematics &amp; Statistics&nbsp;based on research conducted during the 2013-2014 academic year.</p>
Lumen Scholars publish a biochemistry paper
<p>Senior biochemistry majors and Lumen Scholars Taylor Davis and Tom Lampl had a manuscript about their research&nbsp;accepted for publication in the Journal of Visual Experimentation.&nbsp;</p>
Class of 2018 begins journey toward global citizenship
<p>More than 1,500 first-year and transfer students arrived on campus Friday set on learning about social and economic issues impacting their world while finding ways to improve the lives of others.</p>
Six seniors receive Fulbright awards
<p>The Class of 2014 is sending more scholars overseas next year with Fulbright English Teaching Assistant grants than any previous class in Elon University history.</p>
Elon senior receives Princeton in Asia fellowship
<p>Jill Capotosto will spend up to two years in Vietnam assisting with communications for an international wildlife anti-trafficking organization.</p>
CELEBRATE! Profile: Gloria So &#39;14
<p>A human rights &amp; social justice independent major has spent two years comparing local and national media perceptions of poverty in Appalachia.</p>
Elon names 2014 Lumen Scholars
<p>The university&#39;s top award comes with $15,000 to support and celebrate academic and creative achievements.</p>
Elon alumna receives fellowship in Central America
<p>Rebecca Berube &#39;12 will spend 2014-2015 enhancing environmental awareness in Panama through the Princeton in Latin America program.</p>
Phi Beta Kappa honor society inducts new members
<p>An April 7 dinner and ceremony featured a keynote address by Jill McCorkle, a critically acclaimed author of Southern literature.</p>
Cindy Fair, two young alumni publish research on HIV/AIDS issues
<p>The professor of human service studies worked with Lauren Taylor &#39;10 and Jamie Albright &#39;13 on recently completed studies that have been published or presented to international audiences.</p>
English majors present at national conference
<p>Kim Lilienthal and Kyle Whitaker presented their Honors research projects at the &nbsp;2014 Conference on College Composition and Communication in Indianapolis on March 20.</p>
Elon junior a finalist for Truman Scholarship
<p>Omolayo Ojo is competing for a highly competitive national fellowship awarded each year to those with goals of working in public service or government. Winners will be announced in April.</p>
Professors, alumna publish research in Applied Economic Letters
<p>Steve DeLoach, Jennifer Platania and Stephanie Franz &#39;11 studied the effects of part-time work on students&rsquo; academic performance.</p>
Alumna makes Super Bowl &amp; Olympics picture perfect
<p>For many, attending the Super Bowl is a &ldquo;bucket list&rdquo; experience. So is getting to witness an Olympic Games in person. Doing both within the span of a few days? That&rsquo;s the stuff of dreams &ndash; and it&rsquo;s just what Elon alumna Angie Lovelace Walton &rsquo;10 is doing through her job at USA TODAY.</p>
Lumen Scholar helps close &#39;gap&#39; in scholarship on WWII leader
<p>Claire Mayo&#39;s freshman survey course three years ago sparked an undergraduate research project that may one day lead her to become a top expert on former French leader Charles de Gaulle.</p>
Elon senior awarded Princeton in Africa fellowship
<p><span>Kristen Conroy will spend a year in Kenya helping an organization that matches orphans of those killed by HIV/AIDS with elderly residents who lost their own adult children to the disease.</span></p>
Elon sophomore wins Boren Scholarship
<p><span>Omolayo Ojo&rsquo;s $10,000 award covers her expenses to study in Senegal for the fall semester as she conducts Lumen Prize research on African emigrants to the United States.</span></p>
Elon names 2013 Lumen Scholars
<p>The university&#39;s top award comes with $15,000 to support and celebrate academic and creative achievements.</p>
2013 Top 10 Under 10 award recipients honored
<p>The 10 outstanding young alumni from the past decade were recognized during an April 20 ceremony on campus.</p>
CELEBRATE! profile: Kelsey Haines &#39;13
<p>The special education/elementary education major worked this year with two children with autism to help develop math skills using an innovative approach.</p>