Alcorn Students Attend 2016 State Honors Conference

Three Alcorn State University honor students gave research symposium poster presentations at the 2016 State Honors Conference held April 8-9 in Cleveland, Mississippi. Attending the conference were: Michael Coleman and Shirissa Thompson, both juniors majoring in animal science major; and Ariel Walker, a junior, biology major.

The students were accompanied by Dr. Wandra Arrington, assistant director of the Honors Curriculum Program.

The 2016 State Honors Conference was hosted by Delta State University Honors Program.

The conference was designed to stimulate students’ interest in the Honors Program by discussing future trends and issues.

“This conference allowed our students the opportunity to network with other honor students across the state of Mississippi while learning about different opportunities and resources available,” Dr. Arrington said. “The Office of Pre-Professional and Honors Curriculum Programs is very proud of the student’s representing Alcorn in this event.”

Dr. Cassandra Vaughn, assistant professor and university veterinarian, added, “Alcorn students active involvement in competitions such as this one, raises the profile of our Honors Program as well as positively impacts the student by providing them with networking opportunities, honing of oratorical skills, and introducing to scientific competition. It also shows to future employers that our students are experienced and well-rounded.”

For additional information about the Honors Curriculum Program, please contact Dr. Wandra Arrington at 601-877-6138, 6139 or [email protected].

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