Honors Program

News Archives

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>
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
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>