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Congratulations to the following Honors Fellows who were recognized in year-end ceremonies with special awards:
Congratulations to the 34 Honors Fellows who presented their undergraduate research on April 24th at Elon’s Student Undergraduate Research Forum: Tyler Zoda ‘12, Lauren Kolodrubetz ‘12, Carissa Hilliard ‘12, Samantha Calvert ‘12, Daniel Baquet ‘12, Keyona Osborne ‘12, Morgan Gregg ‘13, Alyson Hignight ‘12, Rachael Jones ‘12, Kelly Little ‘12, Melanie Chun ‘12, Mae Langford ‘12, Lora Sigmon ‘12, David Munoz ‘12, Katherine MacDonald ‘12, Jessica McDonald ‘12, Kelly Herrick ‘12, Mary Kate Hinshaw ‘12, Kathleen Price ‘12, Katherine McKenzie ‘12, Daniel Koehler ‘12, Alyssa Drosdak ‘12, Katherine Spruill ‘12, Mary Bedard ‘12, Kathryn Knaus ‘13, Grace Foster ‘12, Danielle Damren ‘13, Paul Rodriguez ‘12, Jensen Suther ‘12, Robert Rawlings ‘13, Rebecca Berube ‘12, Thomason Price ’13, Rachel Wilson ’13, and Eryn Gorang ‘14.
Ten Honors Fellows from the Class of 2012 were inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and often considered most prestigious honors society in the country: Daniel Baquet, Rebecca Berube, Mary Hinshaw, Rachael Jones, Daniel Koehler, David Munoz, Kathleen Price, Lora Sigmon, Katherine Spruill, and Jensen Suther. Congratulations!
Several fellows were inducted into Elon's chapter of Phi Kappa Phi honor society during the spring 2012 induction, includingDaniel Baquet ’12, Jill Capotosto ’14, Anna Lee Crenshaw ‘13, Cleo Dan ’14, Mary Dougherty ’13, Sara Dufour ’14, Jordan Greene ’14, Kimberly Lilienthal ’14, Claire Mayo ’14, Cara McClain ’14, Julia Schast ’14, Sandra Weiss ’13, Kyle Whitaker ’14, and Danielle White ’14.
Kathleen Price ’12, Mary Kate Hinshaw ’12, Sam Calvert ’12, and Katherine MacDonald ’12were accepted as Teach for America Corps Members following graduation in May 2012.
Five fellows of the Class of 2014, Colleen Brockmyre, Cleo Dan, Ashley Fowler, Claire Mayo, and Cara McClain have been named recipients of the 2012 Lumen Prize, the university’s premier award that comes with a $15,000 scholarship.
Melanie Chun ’12 and Mae Langford ’12 presented their research at the Southeastern Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine regional meeting in Jacksonville, Florida.
Katherine Spruill ‘12 and Kelly Herrick ‘12 presented their research at the Sigma Tau Delta International Conference in New Orleans in February.
Mary Bedard ’12 presented her research at the Johns Hopkins summer scholars poster symposium 2011, Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (SERMACS) 2011, State of NC Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium (SNCURCS) 2011, Central Poster Vendor Night of the American Chemical Society (ACS CNC-PVN) 2012, National Meeting of the American Chemical Society 2012, and Emerging Researcher's National Conference in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (ERN in STEM) 2012.
Rebecca Berube ’12 was selected as a recommended candidate for a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Award in Costa Rica.
The interactive thesis work of Natalie Butler ’12 was displayed in public exhibitions, including:
Melanie Chun ’12 will present her research at the international meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine in May in San Francisco. She was also named the Powell Scholar for SURE 2011 and received the Glen Raven Scholarship for the 2011-2012 academic year.
Grace Foster’12 won the award for the best paper of the undergraduate papers sessions for the 2012 Midwest Economics Association Meetings. She also won the John Kappas Economics award from the Love School of Business and was hired by JP Morgan Chase in Newark, Delaware as a part of the Corporate Analyst Development Program following graduation. Her research was chosen to be presented at the Duke Undergraduate Economics Symposium.
Morgan Gregg ’13 was awarded a $1000 travel grant to attend a national meeting for the American Association of Immunologists from May 4-7.
Kelly Herrick ’12was accepted to the College of Charleston’s Masters of Science graduate program for Historic Preservation.
Carissa Hilliard ’12will be employed as a Health Information Technologist at the North Carolina Hospital Association following graduation.
Mary Kate Hinshaw ’12 presented her research at the Conference on College Composition and Communication in St. Louis, Missouri in March.
Mae Langford ’12 presented her research at the 8th Australasian Biomechanics conference in Canberra, Australia in the Fall 2011. She was also accepted to University of North Carolina, Duke University, and Elon University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy programs and will be attending UNC following graduation.
Arroya Karian ’12 presented her thesis Black Box production: Moving Forward, from March 1-3, 2012 in the Black Box Theatre, Elon University.
Dan Koehler ’12, along with another Elon student, won second place in the RiverRun Film Festival documentary student pitchfest for their short documentary "Vote Against," which they are creating for the Producing the Documentary class taught by Communications assistant professor Nicole Triche. He also was presented the Department of Communication’s Outstanding Senior Award: Cinema Award by Brooke Barnett on April 26. His documentary, The Tobacco King, was an official selection for theRiverRun International Film Festival and Ivy Film Festival. It won “Best Undergraduate Documentary” at the Ivy Film Festival and won “Best Student Long-Form Documentary” at the BEA Festival. It was also shown as part of CELEBRATE week at Elon University on April 24.
Lauren Kolodrubetz ’12 accepted a job as a Technical Recruiter with Teksystems in Raleigh, NC following graduation.
Katherine MacDonald ’12 was awarded “Best Undergraduate Paper” at the 24th Annual Graduate History Forum at UNCC.
Jessica McDonald ’12 co-facilitated the Campus Pride & the Human Rights Campaign Young Adult Leader Leadership Summit, which included students from North and South Carolina, in Charlotte February 24-25. She also co-planned/co-facilitated the March 2012 North Carolina LGBTQA Student Leaders Retreat in Efland, NC, which gathered students from across the state in opposition to Amendment One. She was awarded “Student Organization Officer of the Year” at the Student Government Awards Association Awards Ceremony for her leadership in SPECTRUM on March 29th and was chosen as a Pride Leader (camp counselor) for Campus Pride's annual summer camp for LGBTQ student leaders for the second time. She will also be completing an internship with Campus Pride in Charlotte after graduation. She was quoted speaking about LGBTQ bullying/harassment in higher education in Convergence: Diversity & Inclusion, a special advertising supplement placed in two national publications on higher education, The Chronicle of Higher Education and Diverse: Issues In Higher Education.
Kathleen Price ’12 presented her research at the Law and Society Annual Conference in Honolulu.
Lora Sigmon ’12 presented her thesis research at the 73rd Meeting of the Association of Southern Biologists at the University of Georgia. She was also accepted to North Carolina State University as a part of the Ph.D. track for Plant Biology with a Teaching and Research Assistantship.
Katherine Spruill ’12was accepted to pursue her masters degree at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill's Library and Information Science program, one of the top library science programs in the country.
Jensen Suther ’12was awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Grant for research in Germany.
Shannalee Van Beek ’12 was selected for a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Bahrain. She also presented her research at the International Students’ Symposium in Izmir, Turkey.
Tyler Zoda ’12 presented his research at the Eastern Economic Association 2012 Meeting in Boston. His thesis will also published in the 2012 edition of Issues in Political Economy. He was hired by Vanguard Group in Charlotte, North Carolina following graduation.
Kenoya Osborne ’12 presented her research at the MAA Southeast Regional Conference at Clayton State University in Morrow, Georgia, on March 10, 2012.
Katherine MacDonald ’12 was selected to present at the 24th Annual Graduate History Forum at UNCC.
Rachael Jones ’12 presented her research at the Eastern Psychological Association’s annual meeting in Pittsburgh where she was selected as a recipient of the 2011-2012 EPA Regional Research Awards by Psi Chi, the international honor society for psychology.
Grace Foster ’12 will be presenting her honors thesis at the Eastern Economic Conference in Boston this spring. She was also one of 12 students nationwide to be accepted to the Midwestern Economic Conference in Chicago.
Alyson Hignight ’12 Her thesis “Glowing Review or Tough Love? The Effects of Audience and Feedback on Self-Editing in Writing” was accepted to be presented at the Southeastern Psychological Association. Her thesis was also accepted to be presented at the Association for Behavior Analysis International Conference in May.
Kate MacDonald ’12 received the J. Lowry Sinclair III Award for Undergraduate Research. She was also accepted to Teach For America.
Danielle White ’14 is a 3-time member of the President’s List and was also initiated into the Sigma Iota Epsilon Business Management fraternity.
Elon's Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) National Leadership Honor Society held inductions on Feb. 5, 2012, recognizing high-achieving students in the areas of scholarship, athletics, campus/community service and activities, journalism and media, and creative and performing arts. Honors Fellows Alyssa Drosdak ’12, Morgan Gregg ’13, Kathryn Knaus ’13, Daniel Koehler ’12, Mae Langford ’12, Kelly Little ’12, Jess McDonald ’12, Dorothy Noel ’13, Keyona Osborne ’12, and Robert Rawlings ’13 were among the inductees.
Congratulations to Anna Becker ’12, Alyssa Drosdak ’12, Kelly Herrick ’12, Carissa Hillard ’12, Lauren Kolodrubetz ’12, Kelly Little ’12, Katherine MacDonald ’12, Jessica McDonald ’12, Lora Sigmon ’12, Katherine Spruill ’12, Shannalee Van Beek ’12, Robert Rawlings ’13, and Paul Rodriguez ’12 who were accepted to present their research at the National Conference for Undergraduate Research (NCUR). They will be travelling to Weber State University in Ogden, UT from March 28th until March 31st.
Jensen Suther ’12 presented his research at the UNC-Asheville: Philological Association of the Carolinas conference (Spring 2011), the Syracuse University: The Future of Continental Philosophy of Religion conference (Spring 2011), and the University of Minnesota: Aesthetics/Class/Worlds conference (Fall 2011). He will be presenting at the University of Toronto: (An) Aesthetic of Absence conference and the Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main: Derrida-Konferenz in Spring of 2012. He is also a finalist for a full grant Fulbright in Germany.
David Muñoz ’12 was awarded a professional development grant to attend the National Wildlife Society conference Waikoloa, Hawaii in September 2011. He also had a piece published in the journal “Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment in December and will be published in the journal “Southeastern Naturalist” this spring. He will also be presenting his research at the North Carolina Wildlife Society in March.
Congratulations to the 2011 SURE Honors Fellows who just completed their intensive summer research experiences and successfully presented their research findings: Anna Becker '12, Melanie Chun '12, Danielle Damren '13, Alyssa Drosdak '12, Mary Kate Hinshaw '12, Katherine Kenny '12, Mae Langford '12, Katherine MacDonald '12, David Munoz '12, Erin Palmer '13, Thomason Price '12, Jensen Suther '12, and Shannalee Van Beek '12.
Congratulations to the following second-year Honors Fellows (Class of 2014) who accepted the invitation to join Phi Eta Sigma this fall. The students will be recognized and inducted in a ceremony Monday, Oct. 24, at 5:30 p.m. in McKinnon Hall. Phi Eta Sigma (http://www.phietasigma.org/ ) is a national honor society for first-year students. Each fall, Elon students who maintained a grade point average of 3.7 or higher during their first year are invited to become members.