USJ Students Present at 2017 Northeast Regional Honors Conference

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USJ Students Present at 2017 Northeast Regional Honors Conference

NRHC_2017_250x255.jpgStudents from the University of Saint Joseph Honors Program traveled to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on April 6, 2017 for the three-day Northeast Regional Honors Conference (NRHC). An annual gathering, the Conference draws Honors students from colleges and universities across New England, giving them the opportunity to present their research, explore the host city, and get to know Honors students from other institutions.

Four USJ students – Anna Derewianka ’17, Safa Saleh ’17, Nicole Byrne ’17, and Samantha Mullen ’18 – presented their research papers, while Megan Chasse ’18 presented her poster entitled “How the Public Reacts to Vigilantism.”

"I was honored to have the opportunity to present an abridged version of my senior Philosophy thesis at NRHC,” said Byrne, whose work discussed the comparison and application of Martin Heidegger and Susanne Langer's theory of poetry. “This trip offered an unparalleled opportunity to connect with Honors students from other universities, explore a new city, and bond with other students in USJ Honors.”

NRHC_2017_250x226.jpgDerewianka, who presented “Bridging the Gap: The Need to Implement Graduate Nurse Residency Programs,” echoed that sentiment.

“For me, the Honors Conference was a wonderful experience as it was a time to present personal research and receive feedback from other students and professors from institutions all over New England,” she remarked. “This created a positive environment for intellectual and personal growth, opening up possibilities to network, as well as allowing me to form new friendships.”

Congratulations to USJ’s Honors students for this accomplishment!