Conversations that Matter: Lloyd International Honors College at NCHA conference

UNC Greensboro’s Lloyd International Honors College was well represented at the North Carolina Honors Association (NCHA) 2018 conference, held at High Point University in late September. The Honors College has played a leadership role in the statewide association over the past three years, hosting the conference in 2016 and continuing to host the NCHA’s website.

This year’s conference theme “Conversations that Matter” was well suited for Lloyd International Honors College’s dynamic students, whose presentations highlighted research in education and experiential learning.

Those presentations included: “The Importance of Early Language Acquisition in Deaf Children: Sign Language and Education,” by Lauren Szalay and Brooke Rockot, and “Studying Abroad and Its Impact on My College Experience,” by Sarah Maske. Additionally, “A Never-ending Quest: Tracking and Evaluating Student Engagement and Outcomes,” was presented by Honors staff members Portia Harris, Maria Hayden, Angela Bolte, Julie Boyer and Rebecca Munich.

“Our Honors students modeled poise, curiosity, and generosity,” said Dr. Omar Ali, Dean of Lloyd International Honors College. “The delegation of Lloyd International Honors College, with over half a dozen Honors students, including Student Government Association President Samaya Roary, shone brightly. Not only did they present their excellent work, they asked poignant questions and offered especially helpful remarks, all the while supporting and encouraging fellow presenters in between sessions. I think it’s fair to say that our Honors students help make spaces of scholarly research and inquiry evermore collaborative and enjoyable for all.”

For more information about the Lloyd International Honors College, visit the website here.

Story by Susan Kirby-Smith, University Communications

Photograph courtesy of Omar Ali, Lloyd International Honors College

Featured Image: UNCG’s Lloyd International Honors College delegation