CLARION — Four students in the Clarion University Honors Program presented research at the National Collegiate Honors Council Annual Meetings Nov. 8-12 in Atlanta, Georgia. The NCHC Annual Meeting is the premier national forum for students in honors programs and colleges across the United States to present their research; admission to the student research poster sessions are highly competitive.

Presenters were: Katie Gannon, Saxonburg; Taylor McClay, Greenville; Eric Zavinski, Warren; and Hope Zimmerman, Clarion.

McClay, a junior nursing major, presented on her study of the perception leaders of nursing programs across Pennsylvania, Ohio and New York have toward honors education, and major learning outcomes of nursing programs. This was an extension of previous research that focused on the attitudes and beliefs of nursing students.

Speech pathology majors Gannon, a junior, and Zimmerman, a senior, studied survey results provided by department chairpersons and program directors in speech pathology to discover important attributes students need to enter graduate study.

Zavinski, a senior communication major with concentration in journalism, surveyed regional leaders of journalism programs to report on how recent perceptions of the media impact the journalism field and how students in the discipline are trained, given recent events.

The students received financial support from the Honors Program through private donations along with additional support received from an Undergraduate Travel Grant provided by Clarion University faculty and administration.

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