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  • Henry Quillen interned recently for the Canadian Parliament. During his internship he attended meetings of the Standing Committee of Foreign Affairs and International Development. He gained experience in preparing press releases and community articles for publication. Henry also researched and reported on issues pertaining to Ukraine foreign affairs, far-right actors, and religion, as well as the history and benefits of Canada - Turks & Caicos Islands relations; and Senate reform. Andrew Perrin will be representing the College of Education at the Idea Festival in Louisville, September 29-October 2, 2015.  His poster presentation, “Technology in Kentucky Social Studies Classrooms,” won the Certificate of Exceptional Merit at the Celebration of Student Scholarship in April 2015.

  • Rachel Brown was one of thirty-nine out of over 1,400 students from across the United States to be selected for the University of Pennsylvania’s 2015 Summer Undergraduate Internship Program through Penn’s Biomedical Graduate Studies. She is spending ten weeks living and conducting research at Penn, and will present her work at The Leadership Alliance National Symposium in Connecticut. Rachel credits this amazing opportunity to her fantastic MSU professors, curriculum, and rewarding research experiences, especially those encouraged by the Honors Program. 

  • Julie Morris has had many accomplishments in the past year that makes us proud here in the Honors Program. She was 2nd chair flute and piccolo of the Kentucky Intercollegiate Orchestra at the Kentucky Music Educators Association Professional Development Conference held in Louisville in February, 2014. Julie was selected to perform in various Masterclasses, including for Wendell Dobbs, Professor of Flute at Marshall University, in September 2013, and Kathy Karr, Principal Flute of Louisville Symphony Orchestra, in March 2014. She presented at the 3rd Annual Kentucky All-state Flute Day here at Morehead State University in October, 2013. During her term as President of the Sigma Alpha Iota Chapter Fraternity here at Morehead, the chapter was awarded one of the highest awards, "The Katherine Becker National Collegiate Chapter Achievement Award.." Julie also received the "Musicians with Special Needs Scholarship" through Sigma Alpha Iota for the 2013-2014 Fraternity Year. Both of these awards were highly competitive awards among the 120 chapters.   
  • Kathryn Jackson served as the 2014-2015 State President for the Kentucky Collegiate National Association for Music Education. She was responsible for presiding over clinics at the Kentucky Music Educators Association Winter Conference in February. She was also awarded, by music faculty nomination and vote, the Theodore Presser Undergraduate Scholarship Award – which is given to an outstanding music major at, or after the end of his or her junior year. The Presser Scholar is selected by the music faculty with the choice of the recipient guided solely by the consideration of excellence and merit. She was also awarded, by music faculty nomination and vote, the Glenn and Helen F. Fulbright Music Education Award – which is an award presented to the outstanding Jr. or Sr. Student in music education who has demonstrated ability and promise as a future music educator. The music education faculty selects the winner of this award. Jackson also received the Certificate of Exceptional Merit from the Caudill College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences for her oral fellowship presentation at the Celebration of Student Scholarship in April 2015. She was a field commander of the 2014 Morehead State University Marching Band. Kathryn participated in the Kentucky Intercollegiate Band in 2015 at the Kentucky Music Educators Association Winter Conference. She spent a portion of her 2015 summer as a volunteer teacher of music in Auckland, New Zealand

  • Zoe Becerra received the Outstanding Sophomore Psychology Student Award this year.  
  • Paula Jo Roberts was selected as a Legislative Research Commission Intern for 2014 and will spend the spring semester in Frankfort.  
  • Yen Tran has recently published her work on Obama's Foreign Policy towards China.  You can follow this link Virginia Review to find the article. This is just the latest of many great achievements of Yen; a testament to the types of students MSU's Honors Program attracts.   
  • Casey Fitzpatrick was recently accepted into the University of Kentucky College of Medicine's Rural Physician Leadership Program for their class of 2018.

  • Hannah Webb was  elected president of the Morehead State University Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America.

  • Taylor Gasser will be receiving the 2013-2014 Outstanding Veterinary Science Student Award during the Celebration of Excellence week.

  • Gloria Yehilevsky received the Paul Siebert Legacy Award.  This award is presented to one veteran member of the Santa Clara Vanguard organization in the percussion section. It is in honor of Paul Siebert (1954-2007) who was a snare drummer for the Santa Clara Vanguard from 1969-1975. He was what many called the "epitome of the center snare," and was a model drum corps member. He had the nickname "crazy glue" because he was able to keep the section together, musically and socially, like crazy glue. Once he aged out of the activity, he was very successful as a scientist, receiving his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of California, Riverside, and worked in the Biotech industry in San Diego and the Silicon Valley. He also co-authored several books and gave seminars all over the world on his work and research. The award is given to a member who shows traits similar to Paul's and shows intelligence on and off the drum corps field, while always showing commitment and passion towards the Vanguard.  Gloria was extremely surprised when she was presented this award and is beyond thankful to have been selected. Her name will also be engraved, along with previous and future recipients of this award, on another plaque permanently on a wall of the Santa Clara Vanguard corps hall in California.
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As a freshman, Yen did two projects focusing on U.S. – China relationship and Vietnam’s Economic Reform. Her first project about U.S. – China won the 2012 Library Prize for Undergraduate Research. She has presented the two papers at several conferences in all levels (state, regional and national). In the future, she plans to expand her research in the Asian regions under political and economic aspects, under two mentors: Dr. James Masterson and Dr. Ali Ahmadi. Yen hopes to get a law degree and MBA degree after graduating from Morehead State University.

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