Project title: Welfare Narratives In United States Political Rhetoric: Stories, Power, and Contestation in Central Appalachia
Mentor: Laura Roselle
The most notable accomplishment of the semester is the completion of my research paper. In its final form, the paper has three sections: Reagan Welfare Narratives, Clinton Welfare Narratives, and Alamance County Welfare Narratives. This is the final result of my Lumen project, as well as the final paper for Elon College Fellows. I spent most of the semester synthesizing the research and interviews I had completed and writing. I also presented my research at LIFE @ Elon, NCUR, and SURF Day.
Dr. Ann J. Cahill
Professor of Philosophy
Spence Pavilion 111
2340 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
Phone: (336) 278-5703
The university's top award comes with $15,000 to support and celebrate academic and creative achievements.
Elon senior Nicole Payne Mota, whose Cuban and Puerto Rican heritage are reflected in her musical passion and scholarly work, led a Yeager Recital Hall concert on April 24 supported by the university's top prize for undergraduate research and creative achievement.
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.
Elon University junior Helen Meskhidze received a scholarship through the national Society of Physics Students.
Mary Rouse, a political science major from Charlotte, North Carolina, will study strategic narratives next year at Royal Holloway, University of London, as she works toward a graduate degree in media, power and public affairs.
Elon University senior Taylor Davis traveled to Boston in March 2015 to present her research at a national biochemistry conference. The Honors Fellow received a student travel award and was recognized in the undergraduate poster competition.