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February 29, 2024 4:45 pm

WCC represented at Honors Symposium

GREENSBORO — Wayne Community College was represented at the Undergraduate Honors Symposium at the University of North Carolina Greensboro last week.

The two students and one graduate and their presentations were Karen Compean Throm (Associate in Arts major at WCC, dual enrolled in Wayne School of Engineering) – “Seasonal Patterns of Northern Cardinals,” Galen Jones (2022 WCC graduate, Associate in Science major) – “A Sample Scientific Research Paper on the Higher Percentage of Research Grade Level Monarch Butterfly Observations between Southwestern States and Southeastern States and Chantel Chestnutt (Associate in Arts major at WCC, dual enrolled in Wayne Early Middle College High School) – “Location’s Effect on Cardinalis Observations.”

Each student presented for 10 minutes on their topic then answered questions. Participants are accepted to participate in the symposium based on research papers they wrote on those topics. The students are or had been members of WCC’s Honors Program which focuses on learning, leadership and service. It is reserved for eligible Associate in Arts and Associate in Science majors and requires members to take honors-level courses.

Students who complete the Honors Program earn certificates, notations on their transcripts and medallions to wear as part of their graduation regalia.

UNC-G’s annual Honors Symposium, sponsored by the Lloyd International Honors College, offers outstanding undergraduates at UNCG and Honors Programs at other North Carolina institutions the opportunity to participate in an academic conference with concurrent sessions.

This year’s symposium consisted of 48 presentations from students of eight North Carolina universities and colleges. WCC was one of three of the state’s community colleges represented, the other two were Durham Technical Community College and Southwestern Community College.

— From Wayne Community College Public Information