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ASU Honors Students to Present Research at Regional Convention

March 18, 2010

Seven students from Angelo State University’s Honors Program will present research and lead panel discussions at the 2010 Great Plains Honors Council (GPHC) Conference March 26-28 in Tulsa, Okla.

Honors students Sagan Everett, Courtney Snow, Yolanda Elias and Sarah Smith will present posters at the conference on their various research projects. Jennifer Sims and Stacy Lee will join Everett, Elias and Smith to lead a panel discussion highlighting ASU’s Community Leadership Program, along with Dr. Shirley Eoff, Honors Program director, and Nancy Larson, Honors Program officer. Everett, Lee, Sims, Smith and Eoff will lead a second panel discussion on “Using Local History to Build Community Partnerships.”

Marian Regan, a freshman in the ASU Honors Advantage Program that prepares students for early admission decisions to the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, will attend and meet with representatives of the Texas Tech Honors College, which administers the Advantage Program.

Everett’s poster illustrates her research on “Changes in Prehension with Aging.” Snow’s research poster is titled “The Use of CyberGlove and an Athletic Glove for Measurement of Reach-to-Grasp Kinematics in Healthy Adults.” Both projects were supervised by Dr. Carolyn Mason of the ASU physical therapy faculty as part of the Honors Program Physical Therapy Priority Acceptance Program.

Elias and Smith will give a joint poster presentation on “Conference Opportunities at the Air Force and Naval Academies” highlighting their preparation for and participation in the Air Force Academy Assembly and the Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Conference. Their attendance at those events was provided through the Alvin and Patricia New Honors Program Enhancement Fund.

ASU’s Community Leadership Program features an innovative approach to leadership training and service learning by partnering with non-profit agencies to assign Honors students to their boards of directors as ad-hoc, non-voting members. Students network with community leaders, energize local boards and prepare to become life-long community service activists.

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For more information on the ASU Honors Program, call Dr. Eoff at 942-2722.