Monday, August 18, 2014

Welcome New Honors Program Freshmen!

The start of every academic year brings new faces and experiences, and this year is no exception. We wish to welcome 42 new faces to not only the Honors Program, but also to Ashland University.

We are happy to introduce the new incoming AU Honors Program freshmen:


Grace Berry
Akron, OH
Nicole Boothby
Loveland, OH
Celsie Channell
Canal Fulton, OH
Ryan Deemer
Connoquenessing, PA
Brady Douglas
Mogadore, OH
Rabecca Eads
Leesburg, OH
Brittany Ehlert
Seven Hills, OH
Madeleine Emholtz
Gulf Breeze, FL
Madison Endicott
Findlay, OH
Erica Fauver
Litchfield, OH
Haley Gregory
Cambridge, OH
David Grim
Chillicothe, OH
Joseph Guadiz
Cleveland, OH
Colton Hiner
North Lima, OH
Elizabeth Kidd
Lima, OH
Nathan Klainer
Munroe Falls, OH
Emily Law
North Baltimore, OH
Sophie Level
Westerville, OH
Grace McCourt
Rittman, OH
Bethany Meadows
Ostrander, OH
Hunter Music
Crestline, OH
Thomas Nesbitt
Mansfield, OH
Dendara Oakleaf
Tiffin, OH
Edmond Pilolli
Canfield, OH
Frederick Platt
Cincinnati, OH
Katherine Randall
Loveland, OH
Grace Reichard
Nevada, MO
Bryce Richardson
Convoy, OH
Katalin Risner
Mansfield, OH
Alexa Ross
Medina, OH
Zoe Scarpone
Tiltonsville, OH
Danielle Smith
Warren, PA
Victoria Smith
Norwalk, OH
Emily Sycks
Bluffton, OH
Alec Temple
Wapakoneta, OH
Kayle Timura
Hinckley, OH
Leanne Ulbrich
Zanesville, OH
Sebastian Vidika
Spencer, OH
Nicholas Wengerd
Fredericksburg, OH
Hannah Wittkopf
Bay Village, OH
Julie Worley
North Canton, OH
Jackson Yenor
Meridian, ID

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!