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WCC Represented at Honors Symposium

March 20, 2023

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 (Fall 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.”

Presenters Karen Compean Throm, Galen Jones, and Chantel Chestnutt.

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 the 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.

About Wayne Community College
Wayne Community College is a public, learning-centered institution with an open-door admission policy located in Goldsboro, N.C. As it works to develop a highly skilled and competitive workforce, the college serves 10,000 individuals annually as well as businesses, industry, and community organizations with high quality, affordable, accessible learning opportunities, including more than 165 college credit programs. WCC’s mission is to meet the educational, training, and cultural needs of the communities it serves.