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Students Present at Honors Conference

Emma Paradies and Cassidy Broas both represented the Orange County Community College Honors Program at the Northeast Regional Honors Council Conference, held April 12-15 in Providence, R.I. Both students participated in City as Text and attended numerous presentations by honors students from two- and four-year college honors programs from Maine to Maryland. 

Broas, a freshman, also presented her research entitled “Playing to Win: Using Technology to Improve Kids’ Health,” specifically to address childhood health issues from the lens of the conference theme: “A Lively Experiment: Seeing Anew.”  Paradies, a sophomore, is a veteran attendee, having presented at last year’s conference. They were accompanied by Professor Stepp, chair of Movement Science and member of the Honors Advisory Board and Professor Torda, chair of Interdisciplinary Studies and Coordinator of the College’s Honors Program. Torda co-led a Beginning in Honors workshop designed for administrators new to honors education leadership.

The Northeast Regional Honors Council (NRHC) is an organization of students, faculty, and administrators dedicated to the encouragement and support of undergraduate honors learning.  It provides its members with opportunities for the exchange of information, ideas, and assistance through its annual conference, its newsletter, and its scholarships. The NRHC encompasses Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Quebec, Ontario, and the Maritime Provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island. Currently almost 200 different colleges and universities are members. 

Elaine Torda