Thursday, May 15, 2014

Honors Program Student Selected as Emerson Scholar

Honors Program student Emily Bosley has been selected as one of ten Dauch College of Business and Economic students to be honored as an Emerson Scholar. As an Emerson Scholar, Emily will be receiving a scholarship and will have the opportunity to network with the Emerson Electric Company, as well as learn about potential careers with Emerson.

Learn more about the Emerson Scholars here.


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Honors Program Students Recognized as Co-Valedictorians

The Honors Program is proud to announce that two of this year's graduating Honors Program class were recognized as co-valedictorians at the May 10th commencement ceremony. Joseph Griffith and Stefanie Stoops were the top two graduating seniors, both earning a GPA of 4.0. Congratulations Joseph and Stefanie, and we wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors!

Read more about Joseph and Stefanie here.


Friday, May 9, 2014

May 2014 Honors Program Graduates

May 2014 Honors Program Graduates and Mentors
Front (from left to right): Alicia Hilmoe, Alicia Myatt, Naomi Eberly, Samantha Diemer
Middle: Dr. Carla Abreu-Ellis, Erika Gallion, Amanda Mosley, Stefanie Stoops, Dr. Daniel Lehman, Dr. Sharleen Mondal, Dr. Kristen Hovsepian
Rear: Dr. Joe Mackall, Dr. Christopher Swanson, Dr. Peter Schramm, Joseph Griffith, Alexander Sheil, Spencer Dolezal, Joshua Allman, Dr. Mason Posner, Dr. Richard Stoffer, Dr. Jennifer Parsons

The Honors Program celebrated the commencement of this year's twelve graduating Honors Program seniors with this afternoon's cording ceremony.

Joshua Allman
Cum Laude
Major: Biotechnology
Minor: Mathematics
Honors Capstone Project: Alpha-crystallin Expression and Compensation Patterns in Zebrafish
Mentor: Dr. Mason Posner

Samantha Diemer 
Summa Cum Laude
Majors: Psychology, Criminal Justice
Minor: Mathematics
Honors Capstone Project: Is the Defendant Guilty? The Effects of Perception of Aggression on Juror Decision Making
Mentor: Dr. Diane Bonfiglio

Spencer Dolezal
Magna Cum Laude
Major:  Integrated Language Arts Education
Honors Capstone Project: McCarthy’s Fatherhood: An Examination of Fatherhood in The Road
Mentor: Dr. Daniel Lehman

Naomi Eberly
Magna Cum Laude
Major: English
Minor: History
Honors Capstone Project: Manning the Empire: The Pedagogical Function of Sherlock Holmes and Phileas Fogg in the Late-Victorian Period
Mentor: Dr. Sharleen Mondal

Erika Gallion
Magna Cum Laude
Majors:  English, Creative Writing
Honors Capstone Project:  Lullabies and Sleepless Nights
Mentor:  Dr. Joe Mackall, Dr. Linda Joyce Brown

Joseph Griffith
Summa Cum Laude
Major:  Political Science and History
Honors Capstone Project: Lincoln's Use of Scripture and Biblical Allusions in the Gettysburg Address and the Second Inaugural
Mentor: Dr. Schramm

Alicia Hilmoe
Summa Cum Laude
Major: Early Childhood Education with grades 4-5 endorsement
Minors: Spanish, History
Honors Capstone Project: Integrating ESL Teaching Techniques and Curriculum into the Mainstream Classroom: How to Fully Include English Language Learners in a Classroom Community
Mentor: Dr. Carla Abreu-Ellis

Morgan Mirtes
Magna Cum Laude
Majors: Computer Science, Mathematics
Minor: Music
Honors Capstone Project: Rubik’s Cubes: A Study of the Mathematics behind Them and the Development of a Rubik’s Cube Solving Android Application
Mentor: Dr. Paul Cao

Amanda Mosley
Summa Cum Laude
Major: Psychology
Minor: Marketing
Honors Capstone Project: Embodied Relationships: Does the Act of Hugging Influence an Individual’s Feelings toward His or Her Romantic Partner, Family, or Friends?
Mentor: Dr. Brent Mattingly and Dr. Diane Bonfiglio

Alicia Myatt
Magna Cum Laude
Major:  Biology
Minors: Chemistry, Religion
Honors Capstone Project: An Olfactory Enrichment Study at the Ashland Cat Shelter            
Mentor: Dr. Mason Posner and Dr. Richard Stoffer

Alexander Sheil
Magna Cum Laude
Major:  Sport Management
Minors: Business Administration, Coaching
Honors Capstone Project:  Leadership in Sport
Mentor:  Dr. Jennifer Parsons

Stefanie Stoops
Summa Cum Laude
Majors: French, Spanish
Minor: International Business
Honors Capstone Project: Social Business in Guatemala
Mentor: Professor Kristen Hovsepian

The Honors Program is excited to announce that two graduates have been awarded the Howard O. Rowe scholarship. The 2013/2014 winners of the scholarship are December 2013 graduate Anna Falls and May 2014 graduate Naomi Eberly. The award is given to the student whose Honors Capstone Project is considered to be the best among his/her peers.

Congratulations to the May 2014 Honors Program graduates! Good luck with all of your future endeavors!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Honors Program Student Recipient of J.M. Smucker Co. Scholarship

Congratulations to Honors Program student Leslie Johnson on being awarded the J.M. Smucker Co. Scholarship. Read more about the scholarship award here.


Honors Program Student Recipient of Ohio CPA Foundation College Scholarship

Congratulations to Honors Program student Joyce Badertscher! She was one of "a record number" of applicants considered for the Ohio CPA Foundation's College Scholarship. This award comes just short of a month after her receipt of the Certified Management Account (CMA) scholarship. Read more of the details here.


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Academic Honors Convocation

The Academic Honors Convocation was held on Sunday, April 13, 2014. Students throughout the University were recognized for their hard work and commitment to their time here at Ashland. Please join the us in congratulating the following 13 Honors Program students for receiving the Outstanding major awards in their departments:

Joyce Badertscher - Junior Award, Department of Accounting/Management Information Systems
Alaina Berry - Junior Award, Department of English and Junior Award, Department of Foreign Languages
Emily Bosley - Sophomore Award, Department of Management/International Business/Entrepreneurship/Supply Chain Management
Kelly Crowl - Junior Award, Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Joseph Griffith  - Senior Award, Department of History/Political Science
William Horn - Junior Award, Department of Chemistry/Geology/Physics
Alexander Kaple - Sophomore Award, Department of Chemistry/Geology/Physics
Zachary Lemon - Junior Award, Department of Journalism and Digital Media
Amanda Mosley  - Senior Award, Department of Psychology
Alexander Sheil - Senior Award, Department of Sport Management
Emily Shrider - Sophomore Award, Department of Psychology
Stefanie Stoops - Senior Award, Department of Foreign Languages
Marissa Willman - Sophomore Award, Department of English


Congratulations on your accomplishments!