Ten students from the Eastern Kentucky University Honors Program attended the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) Annual Meeting in Orlando, Fla., in October. The theme of the meeting was, “Reinventing Honors,” with several EKU students participating in the event’s various activities.
Senior Sydney Amos, a music education major from Radcliff, Ky., earned a second place award for her research poster entitled, “America Arts for All: Promoting Musical Opportunity and Equity for Socioeconomically Challenged Students.” Amos also was one of six musicians chosen for the NCHC’s competitive Master Class musical performances. She sang Franz Schubert’s “Frühlingsglaube.”
Senior Alexis Dahl Walls was selected to participate in the annual Student Fishbowl, a panel of six students representing universities from across the country who share their perspectives on the honors experience.
For more than three decades, EKU’s Honors Program has been the national leader in the number of students who present their research at this annual meeting, according to Dr. David Coleman, director of EKU’s Honors Program. Since 1990, more than 1,100 EKU honors students have presented their work, a number significantly higher than that of any other program in the nation.