Honors College Returns From Utah
UNCP's Honors College - From left: Candice Gooch, Director Carolyn
Barbara Jacobson, Maureen Baisley,
Andrea Winter and Nathan Humphrey.
UNC Pembroke's Honors
College broke new ground when Director Carolyn Thompson led five
students to Salt Lake City for the annual meeting of the National Collegiate
Of the 2,000 in
attendance, 1,500 were students from across the country. The October
conference featured student research or project presentations and workshops
about developing collegiate honors programs and the honors experience
from various perspectives.
Gooch and Barbara Jacobson presented topics of significant academic
value, and according to Dr. Thompson, they did not disappoint.
prepared and represented UNCP remarkably," she said.
Gooch and Jacobson
developed their presentations from assignments in an honors English
class, taught by Dr. Monika Brown. Gooch used a PowerPoint prestation
set to music to demonstrate how the musical elements in a symphonic
poem reflect the musical elements in Shakespeare's tragedies.
"I would definitely
do it again, and I am working on another paper to take to either Chicago
or Greensboro," said Gooch.
UNCP's new Honors
College, whose goals is to attract high quality scholars with an enriched
academic and cultural environment, is in its second year. The NCHC holds
its annual meeting in a different city every year.
presentation, titled "To Drill or Not to Drill?" also used
visual effects to discuss oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife
Refuge in Alaska.
Nate Humphrey, Maureen
Baisely and Andrea Winter observed the caliber of other student presentations
and considered their own future research projects.
"I went to
learn about what it takes to present and how not to be intimidated,"
said freshman Nate Humphrey. He is currently planning research proposals
related to his major in biology.
The UNCP group also
enjoyed the sights and sounds of Salt Lake City and went to Park City
Ski Resort to see where Olympic ski jump events took place.
"It was snowing.
It was a blizzard," Humphrey said. They also went to a hockey game
and visited Temple Square, a major Mormon tourist attraction.
The trip was a success
to all involved. "It was enormous fun. I loved every minute,"
said Candice Gooch. "I am definitely going to Chicago next year,"
said Nate Humphrey.
For more information,
contact Dr. Carolyn Thompson, Director of the Honors
College, at 910.521.6841 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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