The Catawba College Honors Program took 12 students to the Southern Regional Honors Council (SRHC) conference in Memphis, Tenn., March 28-30.
According to the SRHC website, “The Southern Regional Honors Council promotes and advances Honors Programs and Honors Colleges in the Southern United States,” with over 100 institutions that are SRHC members.
All 12 Catawba students who attended the conference presented original academic work. The list of students and the titles of their presentations follows:
- Abigail Birkhead of Salisbury, “Gothic Showers Bring no Flowers: Pathetic Fallacy in Gothic Novels.” Faculty mentor: Dr. Kerstin Rudolph (English)
- Taylor Cielo of Raleigh, “Models of Christian Character? Boring?? An Undergraduate Defense of Chaucer’s Constance and Parson.” Faculty mentor: Dr. Aaron Butler (English)
- Emily Fogleman of Liberty, “How Snacking Impacts Cognitive Performance: What Food Could Do For You.” Faculty mentor: Dr. Sheila Brownlow (Psychology)
- Emily Hoffler of Palmyra, Pa., “Reminiscence Therapy for Aging Individuals with Cognitive Decline and Depression.” Faculty mentor: Dr. Edith Bolick (Sociology)
- Amanda Johnson of Salisbury, “James Cone’s Theological Impact on Black Theology.” Faculty mentor: Dr. Barry Sang (Religion & Philosophy)
- Megan Smith of Salisbury, “A (Feminist) Truth Universally Acknowledged: A Study of Pride and Prejudice.” Faculty mentor: Dr. Gordon Grant (English)
- Indya Woodfolk of Hopkins, S.C.; Mackenzie Rennie of Greensboro; Bryn Early of Fuquay Varina; Alexandria Snider of Lexington; and Matthew Smith of Salisbury, “End of the World: A Moral Panic or Actual Threat?” Faculty mentor: Dr. Buster Smith (Sociology)
- Samantha Gates of Gibsonville, “An Analysis of Appalachian Women in Lee Smith's Fair and Tender Ladies.” Faculty mentor Dr. Maria Vandergriff-Avery (Sociology)
Dr. Salvatore Musumeci, Chair and Associate Professor of History & Classics and Associate Director of the College Honors Program, also led a round table discussion entitled “Best Practices in Implementing City as Text Pedagogy” at the conference.
Also attending the conference was Dr. Maria Vandergriff-Avery, Professor of Sociology, who serves as Director of Catawba’s College Honors Program.