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Catawba College Students Present Work at Honors Conference

May 2, 2022

Category: Academics, Catawba Impact, Students

Catawba College Honors students Maria Arnold, Sarah Grooms, Harman Kaler, Andrew Kisamore, Connor Lee, Nina MacKinnon, Emma Nantz, Donna Owens, and Kathryn Webb attended and presented their original work March 30 – April 2 at the Southern Regional Honors Council (SRHC) Conference in Birmingham, AL.


Arnold presented “The Push for STEM Education and its Effects on Students.”

Grooms shared “The Current Issue of Abortion.”

Kaler presented “A Musical Portrait of Hemingway.”

Kisamore presented “Showing the Flag: The Evolution of Politics of Naval Gun Cruisers from 1880 to 1950.”

MacKinnon shared “The Influence of Steve Ditko on the Development of Spider-Man and How that Relates to the Modern Interpretations of the Character.”

Lee presented “Put Yourself in Someone Else’s Wings: The Active Practice of Empathy.”

Nantz presented “Love as Energy: Is it Possible to Imagine a World without Love? An Examination of the Energy and Essence of Love.”

Owens shared “Rewriting Gender Inequality and Bias on the American Stage.”

Webb presented “Tour of Italy: The Excursions of Italian Cities through History, Time, and Maps.”

Dr. Norris Feeney, professor of politics and associate director of the honors program, served as a panelist for the presentation “Russian’s War on Ukraine: A Roundtable Discussion.” Honor Program Director, Maria Vandergriff-Avery, was elected as Vice-Chair of the SRHC and sophomore Emma Nantz was elected as a Student At-Large Representative for the Southern Regional Honors Council.

The SRHC is a professional organization that supports and advances honors programs in the Southeast. It currently comprises over 100-member institutions. The annual conference provides honors students to present scholarly research and network opportunities.

Catawba College is co-hosting the 2023 Conference which will be held in Charlotte.

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