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TR Scholars Present Research Paper at National Collegiate Honors Council

Posted on 11/24/2010

Nine Theodore Roosevelt Honors Leadership scholars were selected to represent DSU at the 45th annual meeting of the National Collegiate Honors Council in Kansas City, Kan., Oct. 21-24, 2010.

DSU once had the largest number of student presenters selected from North Dakota and the Upper Midwest. "That really shows we have a quality honors program and a strong undergraduate research program at DSU," said Dr. Jon Brudvig, interim vice president for academic affairs and director of the Theodore Roosevelt Honors Leadership Program.

TR Scholars, DSU faculty and topics that were presented at this event include:

Kevin Mtandwa and Chiedza Mazonde: AIDS or no AIDS we are one world: How Honors Students can reduce AIDS stigmatization through awareness and Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE): a match for honors students' skills and expertise.

Afton Garland, Mandy Merkel and Georgia Rustad: Students Making a Positive Difference in the Lives of Children and Families.

Emily Bren and Rayel McPeters: Oh the Places You'll Serve Using Students Today, Leaders Forever (STLF) and the Pay It Forward Tour to promote Service Learning.

Oakley Thoeny and Jon Brudvig: Honors Literary Circles: Building Understanding and Community Across the Region.

DSU TR scholars Mazonde and Mtandwa gave two presentations during the national conference.

Attending this conference was a morale booster for Mazonde. "The conference was a place to polish our public speaking skills and confidence," said Mazonde. "It was also a great opportunity to interact with other honor students; giving us insight on how other schools function."

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