Front (L-R): Shelli Bond, Dr. Jackie Whitling, Brittany Knight;
Back (L-R): Paul Van Auken, Austin Theis, Brent Barge, Chris Smyth
Students, Faculty Present Research at National Conference
Gas-drilling debates in central Pennsylvania and the fungal diversity of the Great Lakes are just two of the many topics Lock Haven University Global Honors students are researching in their fields and presenting on a national scale.
Seven faculty members and students demonstrated their knowledge in their fields of study at the National Collegiate Honors Council Conference in Boston, Mass. last fall. The group showcased their work to other researchers from across the country.
In the photo (front, left to right): Shelli Bond, of Stafford, Va., a junior English and Spanish major; Dr. Jackie Whitling, LHU professor of chemistry and Director of the LHU Global Honors Program; Brittany Knight, of Lancaster, a senior psychology major and biology minor; (back, left to right) Paul Van Auken, of Wyoming, Pa.; a junior secondary education-mathematics major; Austin Theis, of Shippensburg, a junior secondary education-social studies major; Brent Barge, of Enola, a senior secondary education-mathematics major; and Chris Smyth, a senior biology major.
The Global Honors program at LHU consists of more than 250 students who complete 21 credits of honors-level coursework, conduct a Capstone project and maintain a 3.0 or higher GPA. Students also participate in a strong co-curricular program, including academic events, activity groups and community service projects. Both components emphasize global engagement, with about 50 percent of the graduates completing international experience.