Meet the Lumen Scholars

To read more about current and past Lumen Prize scholars, click on the links below.

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Dr. Ann J. Cahill
Professor of Philosophy
Spence Pavilion 111
2340 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
Phone: (336) 278-5703


National scholarship funds Elon student's summer project at Caltech

Elon University senior Christian Seitz received a 2015 Amgen Scholarship to research the 3D structure of molecular bases within the human nose that allows humans to detect scent.

2015 President's Report highlights faculty and student scholarship

Elon scholars are making an impact in our world through groundbreaking research on campus and around the globe. The annual President's Report profiles inspiring faculty and student researchers who are striving to build a brighter future. 

Lumen Scholar researches the interplay of dance students and power

Elon University senior Rachel Mehaffey used the university'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.

Elon names 2015 Lumen Scholars

The university's top award comes with $15,000 to support and celebrate academic and creative achievements.

Rhythms of Cuba inspire Lumen Scholar performance

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.

Elon senior awarded Fulbright to teach English in France

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.