Honors College Report
April 17, 2014
- In May the Honors College will graduate 27 students, a record number! In December, nine more students are scheduled to graduate.
- The Honors College currently has Honors 2 + 2 articulation agreements with College of the Ouachitas and SAU Tech. Discussions with SACC will commence soon. The Honors 2 + 2 program establishes an Honors Program at each two-year school so that their students can transfer honors hours to SAU and earn membership in the Honors College receive an honors degree from SAU.
- Lilli Hill presented SAU's first honors thesis titled: 'The Problem That Has No Name,' and Advent of Daddy: American family life in the 1950s and its portrayal in science-fiction movies. Dr. Ben Johnson supervised her thesis. See: http://sauhc.blogspot.com/2014/03/hill-presents-first-honors-thesis.html for more information.
- Rachel Wetherington traveled to the Southern Regional Honors Council meeting in Savannah and presented her poster: Sources and correlations of stress in undergraduate students. She performed that research under the supervision of Dr. Chrisanne Christensen. See: http://sauhc.blogspot.com/2014/04/wetherington-presents-poster-at-srhc.html for more information.
- The SAU Honors Council met on February 6, 2014. Students who have benefitted from extramural experiences related how their off campus trips added to their honors education. See: http://sauhc.blogspot.com/2014/03/honors-council-meets.html for more information.
- Honors College graduate Chris Harris has been accepted to the Terrorism Studies Program at St. Andrews University.
- Taylor Mills recently won an NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) grant from North Carolina State University's Summer Research Experience in Integrative Molecular Plant Systems. It provides a stipend of $5000, on-campus housing, $100 per week to help defray meal expenses and travel expenses.
- Hallman Scholarship winner Taylor McNeel recently spent a week in South Africa studying their agricultural methods along with economic and social issues. See http://sauhc.blogspot.com/2014/02/taylor-mcneel-visits-south-africa.html for more information.
- SAU was graced by a visit by Dr.Bill Seay (SSC 1960). Seay is a retired psychology professor from LSU and was the first dean of their Honors College. See: http://sauhc.blogspot.com/2014/02/bill-seay-visits-honors-college.html for more information.