Eight Honors Students Present at Conference

FEBRUARY 25, 2014

Eight Freed-Hardeman University students presented papers at the Tennessee Collegiate Honors Council Conference Feb. 22 in Memphis. Christian Brothers University hosted the conference.

Those representing FHU included: Melissa Bivens, a senior, who presented “’Barbara Allen,’ an Archetypal Traditional Ballad;” Suzanne Chapman, a senior, “The Effects of Contemporary Culture on Country Music;” Allen Groves, a junior, “Racial Segregation in the Church;” and Charlotte Higgins, a senior, “Communication Styles of the Successful Woman.”

Other FHU honors students who presented papers were: Kade Ivy, a junior, “William Wordsworth’s Lessons and Desires in His Portrayal of His Childhood“;Hannah Rose, a senior, “Studying Genotoxicity in CCL-241 Cells Using Comet Assays;” Davis Shoulders, a senior, “A Case of Bulgarian Emigrant Literature and Identity;” and Elsa Sims, a junior, “Belgium or Bust!”

After the conference, the group attended a performance by Ballet Memphis called “World Wonders.” The production showcased a cultural fusion of music, art and dance in four works.

Activities of the Honors College are planned to transcend the boundaries separating the disciplines of academic programs in the other colleges of the University. The Honors Colleges offers students educational opportunities designed to enrich the university experience and to advance progress toward personal, academic and career goals.

Dean of the FHU Honors College Dr. Jenny Johnson accompanied the group.